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Advanced Welding, Shipfitting & Manufacturing

The Advanced Welding. Shipfitting & Manufacturing program is a multifaceted program that includes training in maritime welding & shipfitting and advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing.   Our welding facility was designed with help of our industry partners at Electric Boat and is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment. This program offers students opportunities for advanced training off-campus at the New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) and/or the Westerly Education Center (WEC, a CCRI satellite campus).  Industry mentors from Electric Boat provide monthly classroom support, job prospects, and internship connections.  Local businesses also meet with students to offer career mentoring in career trends, job training, and internships.  Career exploration is an important part of the program and will incorporate guest speakers and field trips to various businesses and post-secondary training sites. Students in the advanced senior program may be eligible for off-campus internships.

Students are eligible for membership in the Career and Technical Student Organization, SkillsUSA, and can participate in local and national competitions


  • American Welding Society Certificates 
  • OSHA 10 for Marine Trades
  • CCRI 2 Elective Credit (Workforce Readiness) 
  • NEIT up to 10 Credits 
  • Priority candidate for employment at Electric Boat

College credits are contingent upon students participating and successfully completing off-campus training opportunities when available

Some examples of careers:  Submarine welder, Underwater Welder, Fabricator/Welder, Precision Operator, Sheet Metal Worker, Production Associate, Pattern & Model Maker, Design Engineer, Production Manager, Process Improvement, and Industrial Maintenance Technician.

Course Sequence:


Adv Weld Course Sequence


Industry Partner:  Electric Boat

Work-Based Learning:  Internship & Industry Project/Mentor

Post-Secondary Partner:  New England Institute of Technology & Community College of Rhode Island

CTSO:  SkillsUSA


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Instructor:  Jamie Cotnoir