Machine Tool & Welding

Machine Tool Technology & Welding Fabrication I 
This course will introduce students to both basic machining and welding. Activities include: lathe operations, milling machines, drill presses, blueprint reading and other tools found in the metal industry.

Students will also be introduced to aspects of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick), Metal Inert Gas Welding (MIG), Plasma Cutting, Oxy/Fuel Torch operation and Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG).

All students will be expected to obtain a certification in NIMS (National Industrial Metal Society) or an AWS (American Welding Society) certification. These credentials are universally recognized in each of the respective industries.


Machine Tool Technology & Welding Fabrication II
Prerequisites: students who have successfully completed Machine Tool & Welding Fabrication may apply. Applications will be considered based on a CATC rubric.

This course is an extension of the Machine Tool/Welding Technology I program with an increased level of expertise in machining and welding.

The machinist projects assigned are more complex. Students will be exposed to computer numerical control (CNC), four jaw chucking, and other advanced processes.

The welding criteria will expand to include a more comprehensive skill set in the various test positions required by the AWS (American Welding Society). The students will expand their knowledge in Tig welding, blueprint reading and other advanced aspects of welding.


Certifications Offered
National Industrial Metal Society (NIMS)
American Welding Society (AWS)

College Credit Opportunities
Dual Enrollment with: Southern Maine Community College