CTE AG Metal Fabrication

The world of Metal Fabrication and Welding can offer students the opportunity to earn between $36,000 and $121,000/year. This program prepares students to work in the Welding & Construction industries where certified workers are currently in high demand.


Introduction Course

Pirate Focus
Grade Level: 9
UC/CSU: Elective (“G”) requirement
Credits: 10.0
Graduation Requirement: GFSF
Pre-requisites: None.
Dual Enrollment/Articulation: Articulation with Yuba College (COUNS 25)
Grading Scale: 4.0
Description: A comprehensive career and life planning course. Students complete the course with a 10 Year Plan for success, a Skills-Based Education Plan, the beginning of a Professional Portfolio, and a sense of relevance for their high school courses. In the context of a study of the changes that occur during a typical life span, each student will construct a personal profile of current and projected interests, aptitudes, skills, values, personality, and life and personal circumstances.

Concentrator Courses

AG Mechanics I
Grade Level: 9 - 12
UC/CSU: Elective (“G”) requirement
Credits: 10.0
Graduation Requirement: CTE
Pathway: AG Mechanics Metal Fabrication Concentrator
Pre-requisites: None
Grading Scale: 4.0
Description: This course will introduce students to advanced equipment and fabrication techniques. Students will be encouraged to build advanced, larger projects of wood and metal. Units will include equipment operation and repair, all aspects of welding, and wood/metal shop tool use and methods. Development of a tech manual and portfolio will be stressed. FFA and records are integral to the course. Welder certification is possible in this course.

Capstone Course

Advanced Agricultural Mechanics II
Grade Level: 10 - 12
UC/CSU: Visual/Performing Art (“F”) requirement
Credits: 10.0
Graduation Requirement: CTE
Pathway: AG Mechanics Metal Fabrication Capstone
Pre-requisites: 1 year of successful completion of Farm Equipment/Metals Fabrication with a “C” or better
Grading Scale: 4.0 Dual Enrollment/Articulation: Articulation with YCC WELD-89 Pending Description: Students will complete advanced certifications in the American Welding Society (AWS) Structural Welding Code D1.1. Focus will be on the 3G (vertical up), 4G (overhead) plate certifications, and the 6GR (45-degree fixed position with restriction ring) schedule 120 4” and 8” pipe certifications. Internships, business partnerships, and work experience in related occupations will be discussed as possible outcomes for program participants and completers.

Miscellaneous Classes

DE Agricultural Leadership and Communications
Grade Level: 9 - 12
UC/CSU: Elective (“G”) requirement
Credits: 10.0
Graduation Requirement: CTE
Pre-requisites: None
Grading Scale: 4.0
Dual Enrollment/Articulation: DE with YCC AG-7
Description: This course is designed to promote and develop leadership in the Agriculture Industry. Through the planning and execution of numerous events for the school’s FFA chapter, students will discover how to best affect change in their communities. Students will read extensively about the nature of leadership and its different styles. Additionally, students write frequently – critically, reflectively, persuasively – and speak about the real-world issues in Agriculture. Topics will include current issues in Ag legislation, development of personal leadership skills, FFA operations, FFA Judging Teams, and exploration of past and present needs in the Ag Industry and its leaders. A supervised Agricultural Experience project is required and will be developed with the aid of the instructor. Students will help plan, organize and put on events in FFA. Students are required to complete 20 hours per semester. FFA participation and SAE, Supervised Agricultural Experience, projects will be part of the grade for this course.

Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)

FFA - The National FFA Organization

Students enrolled in any Agriculture Pathway are eligible to participate in FFA as members or officers. FFA is a Career Technical Student Organization that is recognized by industries across the nation as a way for students to gain employable skills and develop into great leaders. More information can be acquired from our Agriculture Teachers or from CTE/C Center, or by emailing careers@wheatlandhigh.org.

Yuba College Degree Information

See more about Yuba Community College opportunities for Degrees & Certifications in this field HERE

Industry Information

Welders, Cutters, Welder Fitters
Machine Setters/Operators
Electrical & Electronic Equipment Assembler
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades

Wage Range
$36,000 - $121,000
Depending on Experience and Levels of Education

Projected Job Openings

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