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Welding & Manufacturing

Welding & Manufacturing CTE

The Welding Technologies/Manufacturing program prepares students for entry level job skills in the Welding field or participation in a community or technical college program. Instruction is provided in safety, cutting and bending steel, shielded metal ARC welding, gas metal ARC welding (wire feed), gas tungsten ARC Welding (TIG), oxy acetylene torch cutting, project layout and construction, daily maintenance of shop and equipment and employability skills.

Students are required to complete welding and cutting operations as well as a required project. Students are expected to take American Welding Society Certification tests available to students in ARC, MIG, and Flux Core ARC Welding. If a student passes any of these certification tests he/she will receive a nationally recognized certificate which is valuable for securing employment. Time in this course is split between lecture and hands on activities.


With our parternship with the Copper Country Intermediate School District Career & Technical Education Center, we are able to offer our dual-enrollment opportunities to both Baraga County and Houghton County students. Both facilities offer state-of-the-art equipment: Houghton County Facility Virtual Tour

For more information regarding the CTE programs, visit the CCISD CTE website


Students enrolled in the Welding & Manufacturing CTE program have the ability to dual-enroll and receive college credits (with the approval from their district counselor and parent/guardian, if applicable) at no cost to the student!

Semester 1 Dual-Enrollment Credits Earned:
VI110 WELD-Fundamentals (3 credits)
VI130 Technical Design- Documentation and Blueprint Reading (4 credits)
VI120 Industrial Technology-Machine Tool (3 credits)

Semester 2 Dual-Enrollment Credits Earned:
VI200 WELD-GMAW (Mig) (3 credits)
VI210 WELD GTAW (Tig) (3 credits)