(formerly Welding/Fabrication Technology)
Spark a discovery
Think you know shop class? In the Advanced Manufaacturing (formerly Welding/Fabrication Technology) program of choice for students in grades 10 through 12 at Fort Vancouver High School Center for International Studies, there’s math (everything from addition and subtraction to trigonometry) and science (physics, for one), as well as technical skills (want to learn how to read a blueprint or use a micrometer?) and even art. Students learn both theory and practice. Past projects include welding an 18-foot trailer, building a custom bike and constructing a hovercraft, to name just a few.
Welding students also get a boost when it’s time to find opportunities after high school. Some have received welding and machining internship and job offers before even completing the program. Others have taken the American Welding Society’s certified welding test and become credentialed while still enrolled in high school. Graduates also leave the program with Occupational Safety & Health Administration 10–endorsed safety training and certification.
So, still think you know shop class?
Apply online during the program of choice application period, which typically begins in mid-January. Applications are reviewed and accepted based on student interest as detailed in the application.
If the deadline to apply has passed, please inquire about availability by contacting the Advanced Manufacturing coordinator.
Sample four-year plan
|Grade 9||Grade 10||Grade 11||Grade 12|
|Freshman English||Sophomore English||Junior English||Senior English|
|Intro. to Welding/Fabrication Technology||Welding/Fabrication Technology (two-period block) *1 year math credit||Advanced Manufacturing
Core Plus I (two-period block)
*1 year math credit
Core Plus II
|Art||Welding/Fabrication Technology (two-period block) *1 year math credit||Advanced Welding/Fabrication Technology (two-period block)
*1 year math credit
|Math||World Themes: WA Perspective||U.S. History||Art or Personalized Pathway Requirements|
|Science||Math||Math||Health (first semester) and PE (second semester)|
|PE (both semesters)||Science||Science||*Elective|
*Personalized Pathway Requirements are courses that lead to a specific post-high school career outcome chosen by the student, based on the student’s interest and High School and Beyond Plan.
Programs of study
For more information on related high school classes, post-secondary options and potential careers, please visit the Career and Technical Education webpage.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10 certification