Calgary Board of Education

Welding and Fabrication

From oil and gas pipelines and refineries, to automobiles, railroads, bridges, and buildings, even furniture, ornamental iron work, art and design, welding plays a vital and integral part in our world. With demand for skilled welders rising and the technology of welding becoming more advanced, especially where automation is concerned, students have a unique opportunity to learn a career that can be shaped around their interests.

As an ever changing industry welding includes an endless amount of career pathways. At James Fowler High School students explore the theories and practices of welding and metal fabrication to fulfill the many needs of society. Both creative/artistic and technical aspects of the trade are covered in the course. Students will develop necessary skills in welding techniques and knowledge including the safe use of tools and equipment and acceptable procedures. Students also have an opportunity to explore other disciplines like metallurgy, drafting, blueprint reading, art, and design.

Possible Career Paths include:

  • Welder/Fabricator
  • Welding Technologist
  • Welding Engineer
  • Pipeline Construction
  • Certified Welding Inspector
  • Underwater Welder
  • Sales Person
  • Artist
  • Designer

Detailed information regarding Construction - Metal Fabrication Courses

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