Welding & Metal Fabrication

Welding I introduces students to basic welding fabrication skills through hands on application in the shop.  First year students will learn to correctly and safely set up and operate various power tools as well as cutting and welding equipment.  The students will develop skills in the following topic areas.

  • Welding Shop Safety

  • Metallurgy

  • Layout & Measurement Tools and Techniques

  • Welding Symbols and Blueprint reading

  • Welding Joints and Positions

  • (SMAW)  Shielded Metal Arc Welding  (Stick)

  • (GMAW)  Gas Metal Arc Welding  (Mig)

  • Fabricate Various Projects


Second year welding students will continue to develop and apply the skills they have learned.  Live work projects will be designed and built for customers using various welding and fabrication procedures.  Advanced welding techniques will be taught and applied during this program including.

  • (FCAW)  Flux Core Arc Welding

  • (GTAW) Gas Tungsten Arc Welding  (TIG)

  • (OFC)    Oxygen Fuel Cutting

  • (PAC)     Plasma Arc Cutting

By completing this two-year program, all students will be given the opportunity to develop the skills required to pass the American Welding Society (AWS) Limited Thickness, Structural Plate Test.


Who we are

Bath Regional Career and Technical Center is a technical high school located in Bath, Maine. The school offers eight Career and Technical Education courses to students enrolled at Morse High School, Boothbay Region High School, Lincoln Academy, and Wiscasset Middle High School.

BRCTC programs offer students applied learning experiences, dual enrollment college opportunities, and industry recognized certification testing. BRCTC has adopted national and/or state industry skills standards in each program, preparing students to enter a trade or continue their education in a post-secondary program after graduation.