Welding & Sheet Metal Fabrication

In this career pathway, you will learn to interpret blueprints and specifications using math and computer technology while gaining experience in all types of metal welding, brazing and flame cutting.

The Welding and Sheet Metal Fabrication program combines a unique set of strength, stamina, creativity and engineering to design and troubleshoot complex manufacturing solutions.


Bradley Dement
(740) 203.2238
1610 State Route 521 | Delaware, OH 43015

To ask more questions about any program or to schedule a tour of our campuses, contact Administrative Assistant to the Enrollment Coordinator, Marsha Link at (740) 201-3216 or LinkM@DelawareAreaCC.org.

Class Location & Grade

Location: North Campus

Grade Level: Juniors and Seniors

Class Fees

2018/2019 Lab Fees Due to DACC:
Welding and Sheet Metal Fabrication I: $377.50
Welding and Sheet Metal Fabrication II: $320.00

See breakdowns for individual fee costs, including additional fees not covered in the cost listed above:

Welding and Sheet Metal Fabrication I
Welding and Sheet Metal Fabrication II

This program is participating in the One to One Experience. An additional one-time fee of $182.50 to purchase a Chromebook will be waived if you are a returning student who has already participated in the One to One Experience or if you are bringing your own technology. Learn more about the One to One Experience.

Fees can be easily paid online, 24 hours a day. Learn more about paying class fees and adding to your student’s lunch account.

Curriculum Highlights

Gain real life experience working on:

  • Shop safety and welding safety
  • Metallurgy
  • Sheet metal layout and principles
  • Industry math
  • Hand tools and power tools
  • Blueprint reading
  • Shop projects
  • Senior projects
  • Joint fit-up, alignment, and designs
  • SMAW - carbon steel
  • FCAW - carbon steel
  • GMAW - carbon steel and aluminum
  • Welding vocabulary and industry standards
  • Plasma arc cutting and OxyFuel cutting
  • GTAW - carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum
Additional Benefits
  • Participate in job shadowing, internships and paid employment
  • Opportunities to compete locally, regionally, and nationally in SkillsUSA
  • Be prepared for part-time and summer employment to help offset college costs
  • Qualify for scholarship opportunities
  • Earn industry certifications through American Welding Society 
  • Earn apprenticeship opportunities and job placement assistance
  • Take field trips to hear from industry professionals
  • Potential to earn college credits through articulation agreements
Career Focus

You will be prepared to pursue further certifications and education or to find employment as a:

  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Ironworker
  • Fabricator
  • Shipyard Worker
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Mill Wright
  • Welding Engineer
  • Gas Metal Welder
  • Welding Technician
Organization, Affiliation, or CTSO


Industry Credentials Available
  • American Welding Society, School of Excelling through National Skill Standards Education Level 1: Entry Welder
  • American Welding Society Certifications
  • OSHA 10 Hour Safety Card
Technology Integration
  • Computers for daily use and up-to-date computer software, including Solid Works, Auto Cad Mechanical, and Microsoft Office 2013
  • Internet for research
  • CNC Plasma Cutter
  • Design to Fab Doc camera

 “Mr. DeMent will give you the skills you need to succeed in the real world. He doesn't just tell you what to do, he gives you ideas and guides you in the right direction. After graduation, I'm getting a 4-year paid apprenticeship program where I'll be learning and working at the same time.”
-Austin Palileo