EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT
WELDING AND METALWORK
At the end of your 12 weeks in our state-of-the-art chassis fabrication shop, you’ll know everything you’ve ever wanted to know about welding and working with metal—starting with forming and folding, all the way up through cutting metal on plasma, with a saw, or by hand.
You’ll spend the first six weeks of this program establishing and refining your welding and machining skills, then put it all to work in the last six weeks by bringing a project of your choice to life.
Our shop supplies all the tools, safety gear, and equipment you’ll need to complete the program; it’s on you to bring the dedication and determination required to walk out of here with a mastery of all the skills you’ll need to begin a career.
Mig / Tig welding
An introduction to the most commonly used welding methods.
Tools and Terminology
Get hands-on experience with all the tools you’ll use on the job.
Week 1 – 6
You’ll get an introduction to both MIG and TIG welding; learn the terminology of all the different tools in the fab field, as well as how to use them; explore suspension design, frame design, and tube chassis; and have the opportunity to develop a roll cage pattern for one of the WyoTech shop cars. Additionally, we’ll take you through a fast-and-furious course in machining, providing you with the knowledge and hands-on experience required to build spacers, shop tools, slots for brackets, and more.
- MIG and TIG welding
- Custom roll cage design
- Machining 101
Week 7 – 12
Putting all the skills from your first six weeks to work, you’ll create a chassis fabrication project right here in the shop. Choose from one of our pre-designed blueprints (including projects like shop tools and shop fixtures) or perform class-related work (suspension modification, lift kits, etc.) on a personal vehicle, as approved on case-by-case basis by the instructor.
- Custom chassis fab project
- Create DIY shop fixtures
- Learn to install lift kits