Metal Fabrication/Welding


Teacher: Mr. Morneau

Metal Fabrication develops competency working with ferrous and nonferrous metals. Students are trained for intermediate level employment in sheet metal and welding trades. Instruction includes blueprint reading, machine setup and operation, theory, layout, fabrication and assembly of sheet metal and welding products. Students develop a working knowledge of sheet metal procedures including fabrication of ductwork and complementary fitting. Students are taught oxyacetylene welding, oxyacetylene cutting, oxyacetylene torch brazing, shielded metal arc welding, flux core arc welding, plasma arc cutting, pipe welding, and testing procedures.



Mr. Morneau and Danellys Rodriguez

Student: Danellys Rodriguez, Instructor: Mr. Morneau, reviewing decorative metal hanging chime


Student: welding more chimes

MEetal-Fabrictaion 1-Edited

Instructor: Mr. Morneau assisting Student: Daniel Cruz


Competencies you will attain:

  • Fundamentals of Welding
  • Oxyacetylene Cutting
  • Shielded Meteal Arc Pipe Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 
  • Plasma Arc-cutting
  • Sheet Metal Basics
  • Sheet Metal Layout and Fabrication

Certifications/Career Opportunities:

  • AWS
  • Welders
  • Boilermaker
  • Metal Working Machine Operator
  • Iron Worker
  • Sheet Metal Worker 


William J. Dean Technical High School
1045 Main Street
Holyoke, MA 01040