Metal Fabrication & Joining Technology

The OC Metal Fabrication & Joining Technology program prepares students for positions as welders/fabricators. Our course is designed to provide students with key fundamental fabrication and welding skills and then apply those skills through project-based activities. Students spend hours honing their arc welding skills as well as working on unique projects that require the use of the most common fabrication processes used in the industry. The foundation of our program is built upon the Chapter 74 CTE Massachusetts learning frameworks which falls under the Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology Cluster. All of our students have the opportunity to participate in our co-operative education program which allows them to become employed while still attending school for their academic classes. We have worked hard to build relationships with local businesses in order to gain employment for our students. Old Colony Metal Fabrication and Joining Technology students are highly sought out by these employers and we believe that is a testament to the culture of our school and our program!

Career Pathways

  • Construction
  • Building Trades Unions 
  • Manufacturing
  • Defense
  • Aerospace
  • Inspection


  • Blueprint reading and project planning
  • Structural steel and plate fabrication
  • Interpretation of welding codes and standards 
  • Metal forming, bending, and finishing
  • Oxy-Fuel Welding (OFW)
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Electric Resistance Welding (ERW) 
  • Thermal Cutting Processes (Oxy-fuel and Plasma Arc)
  • Programing CNC cutting and bending equipment
  • Roll forming plate, pipe and tubing
  • Mechanical cutting (bandsaws, plate shear, iron worker, and more)   
  • Sheet metal layout and bending
  • Pipe welding
  • Blacksmithing


  • American Welding Society (AWS) Welder Qualification Opportunities
  • OSHA 10 Hour
  • Hot Work

Metal Fabrication & Joining Technology Faculty


Welding/Metal Fab
x178 ldavenport


Welding/Metal Fab
x135 ddesrochers


Welding/Metal Fab
x135 lolivier

Apply Now

Leave your options open. Apply today and make your decision in March. 8th grade students from Acushnet, Carver, Lakeville, Mattapoisett, and Rochester are invited to begin the application process at

Address and Contact

476 North Avenue, Rochester, Massachusetts, 02770

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