Dunwoody Welding & Metal Fabrication

Master the various welding, cutting, and fabrication processes required in a 21st-century manufacturing facility and enter the job market with both welding and machining skills.

Spend year one in Dunwoody’s state-of-the-art welding lab, where you’ll learn the standard welding methods used in industry, including oxygen-fuel and cutting, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, and gas tungsten arc.

During year two, you’ll be in Dunwoody’s state-of-the-industry machine shop, learning engineering drawing, manual and CNC (computer numeric controlled) milling and turning, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

The program’s curriculum is closely aligned with standards set forth by the American Welding Society (AWS) and the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS), which ensures you graduate with the skills industry values.

This degree directly transfers into Dunwoody’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology.

Metal Fabrication and Welding Class Topics Include:

  • Welding Theory
  • Welding Math, Prints & Symbols
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Machine Tool Fundamentals
  • Engineering Drawings with SolidWorks
  • Structural Drawing

Welding & Metal Fabrication Degree Requirements:

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Welding & Metal Fabrication

Recent Employers of Welding & Metal Fabrication Graduates:

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • Despatch Industries
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • GE Power & Water
  • BAUER Manufacturing
  • Millwrights Local 548

Common Job Titles for Metal Fabricators and Welders:

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Welder
  • Fabricator
  • Millwright
  • Pipefitter
  • Machinist

Student Organizations:

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Robotic Snow Plow Team
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • SkillsUSA

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Weld Shop

Practice various weld processes, including oxyacetylene welding and cutting, stick welding, wire feed welding, and tungsten inert gas welding.

  • 36 welding booths
  • 18 Lincoln C300 MIG/Stick Welders
  • 18 Miller Dynasty 280DX TIG/STICK Welders
  • Plasma Cutter
  • Bettenbender Metal Shear
  • Pirahna Ironworker
  • Jet Horizontal Saw
  • Do-All Horizontal Saw

Grinding Lab

Practice precision grinding (abrasive machining).

  • 7 precision surface grinders
  • 4 pedestal grinders
  • 2 Drill presses
  • 1 Do-All Horizontal Saw
  • 1 Do-All Chop Saw

Gene Haas Manufacturing Innovation Lab

Learn to program CNC milling and turning operations and develop the tooling used in modern manufacturing processes like injection molding and metal stamping.

  • 10 Haas CNC Mini Mills
  • 2 Haas VF2 Mills
  • Haas ST-10 Lathe
  • Sodick Wire EDM
  • Charmilles Sinker EDM
  • Cincinatti Injection Mold Press

Machine Shop

 Manual milling, turning, sawing, drilling and grinding is accomplished in support of 9 different academic programs at Dunwoody.

  • 20 Bridgeport Mills
  • 12 LeBLonde Lathes
  • 2 Do-All vertical band saws
  • 3 Arbor Presses
  • A full-service Tool Crib

Machine Shop Tool Crib

Dunwoody’s one-stop shop for tooling needs and advice.

  • Power tools, hand tools, fasteners
  • Measuring tools
  • Adhesives, paints, cleaners
  • Personal protective equipment