Students learn to layout, cut, and weld metals together through practice in the shop. Students are also involved in classroom activities for theory and general information about this field. First year students are introduced to safety procedures, stick welding, NCCER Core, oxyacetylene cutting, plasma cutting, and mig welding. Second year students progress further by learning tig, flux core welding, and by more involvement in livework projects (building structures and repairing articles).
There are numerous and varied employment opportunities in Mobile and the surrounding areas for persons with welding skills, especially in shipbuilding and repair, trailer construction, shut downs at local plants, etc.