Welding & Fabrication
Our Welding program is located at Houghton Lake High School and open to any local high school junior or senior in the ISD. This program offers a variety of skills including welding, machining and computer-aided drafting. After completing this course a student will have a diversity of entry-level industrial arts employment skills. Students will be eligible for a certificate of completion from C.O.O.R. in Welding & Fabrication along with multiple AWS (American Welding Society) certifications along the way. Students may also choose to participate in American Welding Society National Institute of Metal Working Skills certification testing. Outstanding students will even have the opportunity to compete in a Welding Competition at Ferris State University.
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Year 1 Free College Credit
WLD-11000 Welding Fundamentals - 4 Credits (Semester 1)
WLD-10502 Welding Fabrication Level I with Blueprints - 4 Credits (Semester 2)
Year 2 Free College Credit
WLD-11106 GMAW, FCAW & SMAW Welding - 5 Credits (Semester 1)
WLD-11206 Advanced GMAW - 5 Credits (Semester 2)
C.O.O.R. Career Tech also offers Early-Middle College option for this program.
Welding Lab at HLHS
Median Salary (2018) in Michigan: $37,450
Employment growth trends (2016-26): 5% to 9%
Median Salary (2018) in Michigan: $42,880
Employment growth trends (2016-26): -2% or lower
The median salary for career opportunities from this program according to O*NET Online.
Blacksmith Artesian Show
The air was filled with ringing of hammers on anvils when Black Rock Forge of Traverse City came to visit. Welding Students were given a day of hands on demonstrations and practical skill building in the art of forging. Three blacksmith artisans, Dan, Derrick, and Larry, provided several professional demonstrations before turning the hammers over to 18 anxious students their instructor's. Students were shown the art of forge welding, bending, twisting and flattening of metal and all were able to complete a simple project. New opportunities and friendships were forged with everyone throughout the afternoon.