Metal Fabrication & Joining Technologies Program Overview

  • In the Metal Fabrication & Joining Technologies Program, students learn how to measure, cut, and bend metal to blueprint specifications. They learn how to operate the essential machines such as brakes, shears, presses, rolls, forming machines, welders and punches. They also learn how to layout and fabricate sheet metal fittings for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industries.
    Students learn that welding is an important part of fastening metal components together. They receive extensive training in the various methods of welding, e.g. oxyacetylene cutting, electric arc, M.I.G. – T.I.G. and plasma arc cutting. In related classes, students are taught he use of radiographs, as well as rod identification, blueprint readings, and all references to machinery concepts and processes.
Diman Metal Fabrication and Joining Technology Shop


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Skills & Careers

  • Students graduating from Diman have a variety of job options open to them. Below is a partial list of jobs Diman grads from this program are qualified for, depending on their level of education.

    Diman Diploma 2 Year College 4 Year College
    • Ship Building
    • Entry Level Sheet Metal Worker
    • Fabricator
    • Welder
    • Production Worker
    • Sheet Metal Apprentice
    • Travel Opportunities
    • Foreman
    • Project Cost Estimator
    • Project Manager
    • System Designer
    • Weld Inspector  (CWI)
    • Mechanical Engineer
    • Welding Engineer
    • Vocational Technical Instructor
    • College Instructor
    • Senior System Designer

    Skills & Skill Areas

    • Competency Orientation
    • Safety
    • Metal Identification
    • Hand Tools
    • Hand Operated Equipment
    • Power Equipment
    • Measurements (Sheet Metal)
    • Straight Line Layout
    • Parallel Line Layout
    • Radial Line Layout
    • Triangulation
    • Fastening (Sheet Metal)
    • Oxygen-Fuel Welding & Cutting
    • ARC Welding
    • MIG Welding
    • TIG Welding
    • Gouging
    • CNC Plasma Arc Cutting
    • Measurement 1/8" Stock & Heavier
    • Fastening 1/8" Stock & Heavier
    • Assembly Methods
    • Blueprint Reading

In the News

  • ‘Top notch’ work from Diman students on key piece of city infrastructure

    A group of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School students saw the fruits of their labors materialized in a dramatic way on Friday when a project they had worked on for a year -- replacing vital sluice gates that help control the flow of water from the Quequechan River -- became an integral part of the city’s infrastructure for decades to come. (7/10/20)

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  • Diman makes "Buddy Bench" for Silvia Elementary

    Schools all across the country have been trying different strategies to make students feel safe and a part of their community. Thanks to the students of the Metal Fabrication and Joining Technology program at Diman, Silvia Elementary School now has the ability to try a successful project on their own playground. (5/20/19)

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  • Retired Diman teacher earns award, passes on legacy

    Diman is pleased to announce that recently retired teacher Edward Carreiro has won the American Welding Society’s “Howard E. Adkins Memorial Instructor Award.” Carreiro, who retired from the Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies program in 2016, was surprised when the award was presented to him on 1/5/17, but that didn’t stop him from offering sage advice to students in shop. (1/6/17)

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  • Whirlpool gives Diman students a look at how big their future can be

    The first thing that strikes you about the factory floor at Whirlpool is that it’s clean and relatively quiet, a long way from the greasy, roaring factory floors of the past. The audience was about 20 students from Diman Regional Technical Vocational High School, some of whom may well end up welding in or supervising a plant just like the Whirlpool facility (10/11/16)

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  • Diman students rolling into the future with energy-efficient car project

    Diman students have been working, long distance, with students at the University of Alabama to create an energy-efficient Camaro. (9/29/16)

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