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What is Metal Fabrication?
What is happening in Metal Fabrication?

Benefits of Completing the Program

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Trade and Industry Certifications/Benefits to student:

Students who study basic machine metalworking processes may pursue, at their cost, a certification with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS). Students who study this curriculum may pursue certification of the NIMS Level 1 standards for machining. Attaining this certification is an option for the student; therefore, the student is responsible for the financial costs attributed with achievement of the certification.

This curriculum has also been aligned to modules in the Contren program as endorsed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Students who study this curriculum using the CONTREN materials under the supervision of an instructor who has been certified by the NCCER are eligible to be tested on each module in the welding area. Students who successfully pass these tests may be certified to the NCCER by the instructor and will receive documentation from NCCER. The Manufacturing welding curriculum framework is aligned to the NCCER Core and Welding.

Contren program and NIMS credentials are used throughout the United States by industry to recruit, hire, place, and promote individual workers.

This certification allows students who do not choose to continue training at a higher level to go directly into the workforce as a highly skilled worker with high paying wages.


This program was designed to articulate to postsecondary Automotive Machinist Tech and postsecondary Machine Tool Operations.

High School Program

Community College Program

Community College Course

Metal Fabrication

Automotive Machinist Tech

MST 1114—Power Machinery I

Machine Tool Operations

AUV 1116—Fundamentals for Automotive Machinists



& Machining

**MST 1115,
Power Machinery I

Secondary Teacher

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