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

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