Metalworking & Welding

Metalworking & Welding Pathway

LFO's metalworking and welding pathway provides education opportunities that will enable individuals to obtain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in the field of machine tool technology or welding and joining technology.

Pathway Completion & Course Information

Industry Fundamentals & Occupational Safety

Course Number: 46.5450000

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Description: The construction technology and metalworking course includes basic skills such as safety, mathematics, hand tools, power tools, blueprint reading, and basic rigging. This course encompasses the basics and fundamentals of common skills covering a variety of construction occupations. 

Introduction to Metals

Course Number: 48.5810000

Pre-Requisites: Industry Fundamentals & Occupational Safety Course

Course Description: Students will be introduced to and learn welding and machine safety skills, Oxyfuel cutting, GMAW (MIG) welding, weld qualities,  as well as how to read weld drawings and understand various welding symbols. 

ARC Welding I

Course Number: 48.5510000

Pre-Requisites: Industry Fundamentals & Occupational Safety Course, Introduction to Metals Course

Course Description: This course is designed to allow students to master basic welding techniques. Students will identify, rate, select, and use proper weld techniques to produce quality beads. Students will also properly prepare base metal to produce a good, strong weld quality as well as be introduced to basic machine tool technology. They will learn more advanced skills of GMAW (WIG) welding, SMAW (ARC) welding, Plasma Cutting, Carbon Arc Cutting, and further their knowledge of reading weld drawings and determining layout skills. 

Possible Future Employment Opportunities


Sheet Metal Worker

Auto Body Repair

Ship Fitters and Riggers



Structural Metal Worker

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