Welding Fabrication I is the concentrator course for the Welding Fabrication Pathway at Duncan Polytechnical High School. In this course, students learn the knowledge and skills relating to the transfer of matter and energy through electrical, fluid, thermal, and mechanical systems. Various welding processes will be explored on a flat, horizontal plane. Students will be eligible for industry certifications in the various processes. Students will explore professional opportunities in the field of welding fabrication. Students will qualify for college credit through Dual Enrollment with the State Center Community College District. Additionally, this course may be a gateway program for those students interested in pursuing a post-secondary study in mechanical or structural engineering.