Maritime Welding - Core Plus

Welding work by student


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  • Location: Interlake High School
  • High School Credits: CTE (1.0), Science (1.0), and 3rd Year Math (1.0)
  • No Tuition
  • Program fees may apply. Financial assistance may be available for qualifying students
  • College Credits may be available. Certificates available. Contact WANIC to find out more

Dive into the fascinating world of maritime engineering and welding while prioritizing safety with our high school Core Plus Maritime Welding class. Master various, advanced welding techniques that include MIIG and TIG to arc welding. Receive specialized training in boater safety, culminating in the acquisition of the Washington Boater Safety Card. This vital certification ensures a solid understanding of safe boating practices, navigation rules, and emergency protocols, emphasizing responsible behavior on waterways. By the end of the course, students have a solid foundation to launch a successful career in maritime welding, shipbuilding, or related fields, with a strong emphasis on responsible boating practices.

Core Plus Maritime

Course Expectations: Maritime Welding – Core Plus. Located at Interlake High School


Students will be reading professional and technical documents, articles related to relevant topics within the maritime industry, safety data sheets for products within the shop, tool and machinery safety guides and operating procedures. Students will be expected to read all text given to them and show competency and understanding of materials and textbooks. Students will be expected to read navigation charts and maps and other navigational tools.


Students will be expected to write short answer, long answer and paragraph responses to show understanding of topics being discussed. Students will be expected to produce cover letters and other employment application documents as well as weekly work planners and detailed descriptions of daily and weekly activities. Students will be expected to chart courses on maps as well as captains logs as well as maintenance logs.


Students will be working with lots of measurements. Students will be expected to read and write basic (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and complex math equations like Pythagorean theorem and slope intercept form. Students will be expected to use measuring equipment such as rulers, tape measures, squares, and protractors. Students will be expected to convert imperial and metric measurements to nautical measurements and vice versa.


Students will be conducting and testing research, using problem solving techniques while understand the laws of chemistry and physics related to the maritime industry. Students will apply the principles of material science, electrical currents, hydraulics, pneumatics, combustion engines, slope, pitch, load and buoyance.


Homework will be from 30 minutes to 2 hours of work. Majority of homework will be given with then class period and expected to be completed by the next class period. Students will have the ability, within reason, to turn in all assignments late. All assignments will be corrected and turn back into students for their record and can be corrected and resubmitted for points.


Students should show up in work attire, such as work pants, work boots and clothing they are willing to work in. Students who do not come prepared in proper attire will not be able to work in the shop for the day and can possibly lose points. Perform numerous broad, physical tasks, including (but not limited to) pushing, lifting, carrying, bending, crouching, load bearing, and load inducing. Students will safely use hand tools and power hand tools, as well as power machinery. Students will assist and lead in the various activities. Students will be working with numerous platforms and applications of worksite, digital, and computer technology. Students should be prepared to work and collaborate with others, in partnerships, small and large group settings. In addition, students will occasionally work in a capacity where they will lead, direct, and train others. Students should come to class prepared to learn and be willing to try something new. Students who are open minded to the world of maritime will be successful.

Follow an attendance policy similar to business and industry; the student is considered an employee or a professional and is expected to be in full daily attendance and actively participating to assure that maximum learning and productivity are achieved. This program includes numerous hands-on activities which can be attained only by being in attendance. Applying and practicing skills are critical to demonstrating competency.


Students will be taking the Washington state boaters certification test during the course. As well as attending multiple maritime conventions and field trips that few get to participate in. This class is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door of the welding and fabrication industry as well as maritime.