The Industrial Academy is a unique opportunity to obtain experience in two high-demand career fields: metal fabrication and construction. In Year One, you will take courses in both pathways to learn and practice the fundamentals of welding and carpentry.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN YEAR 1
Core and Sustainable Construction: Practice and perform basic safety (10-hr OSHA), construction math, hand and power tool are and operation, blueprint reading, material handling, communication and employability skills.
Principles of Wood Construction: Work with various wood construction materials. Use basic measuring tools, hand tools, and machines to construct basic projects.
Welding Technologies: Perform fundamental welding principles involving shielded metal arc, oxyacetylene, gas tungsten and gas metal arc welding in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions. Learn joint designs and layout with an introduction to welding codes and standards.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Join various types of metal through SMAW (Stick Welding). Practice multiple types of welds and joints in all positions, up to and including overhead.
WHAT YOU CAN EARN
AWS Welding Qualifications (SMAW, GMAW, FCAW) (9 points each)
NCCER Core (6 points)
OSHA-10 (1 point)
Aerial Lift Certification (1 point)
Fork Lift Certification (1 point)
First Aid/CPR (1 point)
In Year Two, you will then choose one pathway - Carpentry or Welding/Metal Fabrication - where you will continue to learn and improve your skills. Either choice will build a solid foundation for a great career.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN YEAR 2
Option A- Carpentry
Structural Systems: Frame walls and ceilings including roughing-in door and window openings, constructing corners and partitions; bracing walls and ceilings; and applying sheathing. Learn methods of roof, cold formed steel, and wood stair framing.
Structural Coverings and Finishes: Install thermal and moisture protection including roofing, siding, fascia and soffits, gutters, and louvers. Install drywall; trim-joinery and molding and apply wall, floor and ceiling coverings and finishes.
Option B - Welding/Metal Fabrication
Gas Metal Arc/Flux Core Arc Welding: Join various types of metal through GMAW (MIG Welding) and FCAW (TIG Welding). Cut metals using oxy-fuel processes and perform multiple types of welds and joints in all positions, up to and including overhead.
Welding Fabrication: Fabricate parts by cutting, drilling, bending, shaping, forming, edging and assembling stock to drawing dimensions. Identify weld types, fasteners and adhesives to join materials.
Welder • Carpenter • Framer • Sheet Metal Worker • Fabricator •
Ironworker • Pipefitter
With Additional Training & Education
Project Manager • Surveyor • Crew Foreman • Boilermaker • Journeyman