Gerry St. Denis

Gerry St. Denis

CAREER PATHWAYS

• Apprentice Welder

• Boilermaker

• Commercial Diver Welder    

• Iron Worker

• Mechanical Engineer

• Metal Fabricator

• Pipe Fitter

• Structural & Pipe Welder

• Welding Engineer

• Welding Inspector

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Metal Fabrication & Welding program provides students with real world experience and the ability to graduate with certifications sought by employers. The curriculum offers practical skills in fabrication, layout, and welding with theory and welding practice. A wide range of skills surrounding welding are presented. The students will be trained in many forms of welding using up-to-date equipment. They include; Oxyacetylene Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), as well as Pulse M.I.G and Flux-core Welding and Arc Gouging and Cutting (air arc). Students are required to take the AWS Welding Certification Exam.

PROGRAM STATEMENT

A student attending the Metal Fabrication/Welding Program for two years, who puts in a reasonable effort and maintains acceptable attendance, should be capable of passing the American Welding Society structural welding certification test.  With the current demands for skilled welders, they should also be able to obtain gainful employment in the industry.

CURRICULUM CONTENT:

  • Welding/Shop Safety Practices
  • Hand Tool and Machine Safety 
  • Welding Processes
  • Welding Joints Design
  • Oxy-fuel Setup/Cutting
  • GMAW Theory and Process
  • Intro to Metal Identification
  • Basic Metal Fabrication
  • Layout Techniques & Measurement   
  • Advanced SMAW
  • Electrode Identification
  • Welding Drawings
  • GTAW Theory and Process
  • Plasma Arc Cutting Theory and Process
  • Advanced Welding Drawings
  • Welding Symbols
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Intro to Computer Guided Plasma Cutting
  • SMAW Shielded Metal/Arc Welding
  • FCAW Flux-core Arc Welding
  • Intro to Sheering, Bending & Metal Forming Equipment

Gerry St. Denis

Gerry St. Denis

Instructor

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Metal Fabrication & Welding program provides students with real world experience and the ability to graduate with certifications sought by employers. The curriculum offers practical skills in fabrication, layout, and welding with theory and welding practice. A wide range of skills surrounding welding are presented. The students will be trained in many forms of welding using up-to-date equipment. They include; Oxyacetylene Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), as well as Pulse M.I.G and Flux-core Welding and Arc Gouging and Cutting (air arc). Students are required to take the AWS Welding Certification Exam.

PROGRAM STATEMENT

A student attending the Metal Fabrication/Welding Program for two years, who puts in a reasonable effort and maintains acceptable attendance, should be capable of passing the American Welding Society structural welding certification test.  With the current demands for skilled welders, they should also be able to obtain gainful employment in the industry.

CAREER PATHWAYS

• Apprentice Welder

• Boilermaker

• Commercial Diver Welder    

• Iron Worker

• Mechanical Engineer

• Metal Fabricator

• Pipe Fitter

• Structural & Pipe Welder

• Welding Engineer

• Welding Inspector

CURRICULUM CONTENT

  • Welding/Shop Safety Practices
  • Hand Tool and Machine Safety 
  • Welding Processes
  • Welding Joints Design
  • Oxy-fuel Setup/Cutting
  • GMAW Theory and Process
  • Intro to Metal Identification
  • Basic Metal Fabrication
  • Layout Techniques & Measurement   
  • Advanced SMAW
  • Electrode Identification
  • Welding Drawings
  • GTAW Theory and Process
  • Plasma Arc Cutting Theory and Process
  • Advanced Welding Drawings
  • Welding Symbols
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Intro to Computer Guided Plasma Cutting
  • SMAW Shielded Metal/Arc Welding
  • FCAW Flux-core Arc Welding
  • Intro to Sheering, Bending & Metal Forming Equipment

Maine Certified Industry Standards (CIP 48.0508)

Maine DOE – Welding

American Welding Society (AWS)