Scott Woodcock









The Welding program provides students with the fundamentals skills needed to get into the field of welding and metal fabrication. During the program many performance tests are administered with a focus on welding with 6010 – 6011 – 6013 – 7018 – 7024 electrodes in the Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) welding process culminating in the D1.1 structural steel limited plate test. There are also workbooks that we utilize to obtain vital technical information that is crucial to success. This includes blueprint reading, basic math computations, and technical skills attainment. Metal Inert Gas Welding (MIG) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) will be taught with certification offered in both first and second year curriculums. Pipe fitting and pipe welding on Schedule 40 - 6” pipe in the 2G – 5G – 6G positions will be practiced in the second year. Using Tungsten Inert Gas Welding on carbon, stainless, and aluminum plate, performance tests will also be practiced for advanced students. Plasma Arc Cutting and Carbon Arc Cutting will be introduced and practiced throughout the program. Students who complete the program can further their education at the college level or enter into the workforce as a pipe welder, structural welder, fabrication shop specialist, weld inspector and more. 



Equipment Operation

Oxygen- Acetylene Safe Set Up

Electrical Safety

SMAW Flat Pos. Horizontal position, Rod I.D. / Uses

SMAW Vertical- O.H. Paddle / Plate Tests for Certification

Math for Welders

Blueprint Reading for Welders

Welding Workbook

Fabrication Techniques

GMAW (Gas, Metal Arc Welding) performance tests

FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding) performance tests

Blacksmithing Techniques

SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) performance tests

Plasma Cutting

Carbon Arc Cutting

Pipe fitting / Pipe Welding performance tests

GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) performance tests

National Standards:

AWS: American Welding Society


AWS: American Welding Society

College Credit: 

Southern Maine Community College

Suggested Integrated Academic Credit:

Career Prep

Fine Arts





Ability to use and perform basic arithmetic skills including: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers and fractions.

Ability to interact with text at 9th-12th grade reading level (including technical documents and specifications).

Effective verbal and written communications.


Commitment to safe behavior in the shop.

Ability to actively participate on the shop floor including sustained periods of mobility.

Ability to work safely around and with dangerous equipment. Including: flammable gas torches, electric and pneumatic grinders, electric band saws, ironworker, plate shear, electric arc welders, etc. 

Possess manual dexterity and good hand-eye coordination.

Ability to self direct.