Heavy Metal Fabricator

Use tools and machines to cut, burn, bend, move and press steel into shapes...

Program catalog

Description

Heavy metal fabricator apprentices learn the processes and procedures of the shipyard's Steel Fabrication Shop and use tools and machines to cut, burn, bend, move and press steel into shapes needed for ship construction. They create a large portion of the parts and plates needed to build aircraft carriers and submarines.

Trade Related Education Courses (TREC)

X111 Hull Construction I 18 Hours 1 Credit

X151 Fundamentals of Fabrication 16 Hours 1 Credit

World Class Shipbuilder Curriculum (WCSC)

The WCSC supports the entire apprentice program by providing each apprentice with the technical knowledge required for the mastery of a trade, and an opportunity to obtain an associate degree in business administration, engineering technology, or engineering. The curriculum provides the educational foundation necessary for continued growth throughout a career.