Welding & Metal Fabrication

A student uses a torch to cut steel in Welding class.

  • Work in an occupation that is one of the most desired and highest paying trades in American industry.
  • Acquire expertise in areas of stick, tig, mig, and oxyacetylene welding and cutting.
  • Effectively apply problem-solving and leadership skills in a field that offers a multi-disciplinary approach to welding and manufacturing.
  • Learn proper safety procedures in a complex and challenging trade.

An instructional aide provides assistance to a student working on an assignment in the welding lab.Job Titles – Career Pathway
47-2152   Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
49-9042   Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
51-2041   Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
51-4121   Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
51-4199   Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
LOCAL     Welder Helper

Intense light and smoke are produced by a student in welding class.CTC knowledge transfers to college credits at:
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Community College of Allegheny County
Delaware County Community College
Harrisburg Area Community College
Lincoln Technical Institute
Northampton Community College
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Triangle Technology
Welder Training and Testing Institute
Westmoreland County Community College

Student Certifications
NOCTI – National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Certification
*  Welding
AWS – American Welding Society
OSHA –  Safety Certification

Welding student uses a torch to cut metal➤ Adult Education Clock Hour/Credit Hour Chart for this program

WTTI – Welder Training & Testing Institute
RMCTC is a WTTI training and testing site; please contact the School at 610- 921-7300 for more information.


➤ For more detailed information about this program, including the grading policy, task list, etc., please refer to the course syllabus.

Mr. Millan, Welding and Metal Fabrication instructorInstructor – Mr. Daniel Millan

I discovered at an early age that I wanted a career that stimulated my natural ability to work with my hands and stimulated my mind, yet paid well. The first time I walked into a weld shop I knew I had found my career.

I attended the Welding Program at RMAVTS from 1983-1986, then served six years in the military as a welder and carpenter. After the military, I attended Welder Training and Technical Institute and graduated from their welder fitting program. I worked as a welder fitter and welding instructor for RACC for 20 years before beginning at RMCTC in 2006. Welding has provided for me and my family of three children. I also enjoy music and bike riding in the summer.

1986 graduate of Reading High School
Welder Training and Technical Institute, Allentown

Certifications and Awards
AWS Certification
Vocational Education I & II Teaching Certification, Temple University

Work Experience
U.S. Army
Eastern Machine Prod.
Reading Sheet Metal
Reading Area Community College

Hire Date: 2006

Community Service
American Welding Society

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The Reading Muhlenberg CTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national
origin, immigration status, primary language, marital status, pregnancy or handicap/disability in its education programs, activities, and/or employment.

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