Fabrication

Fabrication class is a great choice for students who enjoy a hands-on approach to learning. Students will spend 98% of their time in the shop learning different ways to weld, join, cut, shape and finish metal to create desirable and practical projects. This course has something to offer for everyone, whether they just like to build things or want to pursue a career in welding.

All Fabrication courses are worth at least five credits. If there is sufficient enrolment, Fabrication 20 students will have the option of registering for a full year class to earn six or more credits by completing additional modules.

Course List

The following Fabrication courses are available at MCHS. Click on the name of the course to read its description.

Fabrication 10

Prerequisite: None
Credits: 5

In this introductory level course, students will learn safety, tool use and processes at the basic level as they build various projects.

Topics include:
  • Fabrication Tools & Material (mandatory)
  • Basic Electric Welding
  • Oxyacetylene Welding
  • Semi-Automated Welding (mig & flux core welding)
  • Bar and Tubular Fabrication (projects)

Fabrication 20

Prerequisite: Fabrication 10
Credits: 5

Students will learn fabrication techniques at the intermediate level as they take more control over tools in the shop setting. Projects become more complicated as students work more independently.

Topics include:
  • Oxyfuel Welding
  • Stick Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (mig welding)
  • Flux Core Arc Welding
  • Custom Fabrication (project design and fabrication)
  • Thermal Cutting (Plasma and Oxyfuel)
  • CNC Plasma Cutting

Fabrication 20 (Full Year)

Prerequisite: Fabrication 10
Credits: 6+

Self-motivated, highly interested students who excelled at and really enjoyed Fabrication 10 will have the opportunity to further their knowledge and experience in the Fabrication Lab. Students choosing this path will have more time to be creative, earn extra credits and dive deeper into the techniques, with the opportunity to design and fabricate additional projects.

Select students will also have the opportunity to practice for the Alberta Skills competition.

This Fabrication class runs every second day throughout the entire school year (as opposed to every day for only one semester/quarter). As a result, these students will have sufficient time and skill to complete additional modules for credit toward their high school diploma.

Topics include:

  • Oxyfuel Welding
  • Stick Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (mig welding)
  • Flux Core Arc Welding
  • Custom Fabrication (project design and fabrication)
  • Thermal Cutting (Plasma and Oxyfuel)
  • CNC Plasma Cutting
  • Advanced CNC Plasma Cutting Techniques
  • Flux or Metal Core Welding Techniques
  • Manual Thermal Cutting Techniques
  • Custom Project Development and Fabrication

Note: This course will only be offered if there is sufficient enrolment.

Fabrication 30

Prerequisite: Fabrication 20
Credits: 5

Students will learn advanced techniques and primarily work independently on individual fabrication projects. 

Topics include:
  • Arc Welding 3
  • Arc Welding 4
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding 2
  • Flux Core Arc Welding 2
  • Custom Fabrication (projects)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)
  • CNC Plasma Cutting
  • Aluminum Welding