Suggested Elective Courses: Engineering Design, Biotechnology, Oceanography, Aquatic Ecology, Navy Jr. ROTC, Intro to Microbiology, Robotics 1 & 2, CADD to name a few.

Instructor: Jamie Cotnoir

Contact: [email protected] / 401-822-9499;287

Advanced Welding and Shipfitting

The Advanced Welding and Shipfitting program falls under the manufacturing career cluster which focuses on the planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.  Examples of careers from this program of study are:  Tool and Die Maker, Welder, Precision Operator, Sheet Metal Worker, Production Associate, Pattern & Model Maker, Design Engineer, Production Manager, Process Improvement, Industrial Maintenance Technician.

The Advanced Welding & Shipfitting program is a multifaceted program that includes  training in maritime welding, computer aided design, shipfitting, and manufacturing.  Students will apply theory in the welding lab through virtual and hands on lab activities. This program offers students opportunities for advanced training at our post secondary partner, New England Institute of Technology, trainers from Electric Boat, guest speakers from our business partners, and on the job training through internships. Students will gain knowledge using the nationally accredited curriculum of the National Center for Construction Education and Research leading to an industry recognized NCCER and American Welding Society certificates Career exploration will be an important part of the program and will incorporate guest speakers from Electric Boat and related fields as well as field trips to various businesses.

Students can earn the following credentials:

  • Earn 10 college credits at New England Institute of Technology
  • NCCER certification
  • Solidworks certification
  • OSHA certification
  • AWS certification(American Welding Society)

For a more comprehensive list of careers through this program of study go to:

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