Welding Tech I
Prerequisites: 10th through 12th grade students

Recommended: Ag Shop Skills

Welding Tech I provides individualized “hands-on” instruction in developing fabrication skills in arc and oxyacetylene welding. Course content includes safety, welding methods, welding rod, metals, and equipment.

Students will develop skills in welding metal in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. One semester is allotted for students to design, construct, and evaluate an agricultural related project of their choice.​

This course qualifies students to participate in all local, state, and national FFA events/activities throughout the  year as an official state and national FFA member. Student projects are encouraged to be showcased at local county fairs.

This course meets Merced College 2+2 articulation college credit

​This course meets CTE Ag Mechanics - Welding pathway concentration course credit

Welding Tech II
Prerequisites: 11th through 12th grade students / Welding Tech I

Welding Tech II provides advanced instruction with a concentration in metal inert gas and tungsten inert gas (M.I.G / T.I.G.) welding. This course develops and strengthens skills learned in Welding Tech I.

Students will have the opportunity to design and construct their own metal projects.​

This course qualifies students to participate in all local, state, and national FFA events/activities throughout the  year as an official state and national FFA member. Student projects are encouraged to be showcased at local county fairs.

This course meets Merced College 2+2 articulation college credit

​This course meets CTE Ag Mechanics - Welding pathway capstone course credit

Ag Mechanics Pathway - Welding


Welding Tech I                 Welding Tech II                  Equipment Construction

Equipment Construction / Metal Fabrication
Prerequisites: 12th grade student / Completed/passing grade of Welding Tech II and instructor approval

Ag Construction provides students “hands-on” instruction in expanding their metal fabrication skills which were developed/utilized in their Welding Technology I and II courses.

Course content focuses on student design and construction of large metal fabrication projects.


This course qualifies students to participate in all local, state, and national FFA events/activities throughout the  year as an official state and national FFA member. Student projects are encouraged to be showcased at local county fairs.

This course meets Merced College 2+2 articulation college credit

​This course meets CTE Ag Mechanics - Welding pathway capstone course credit

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