Welding Technology

This program is designed for students desiring to prepare themselves for a welding career. The program provides entry-level, industry-validated, “hands-on” instruction using current technologies and equipment. Studies include welding safety, tools and equipment, machine setup and operation, gas welding and cutting, plasma cutting, shielded metal arc welding, electrode identification and use, MIG welding, TIG welding, pipe welding, blueprint reading, weld testing, and welding fabrication. Welding positions 1G through 4G are covered in plate welding and positions 1G through 6G are covered in pipe welding. E6010 and E7018 electrodes are used. AWS Certification criteria are used throughout the program.

The certificates of completion within this program may be completed through the Career and Technical Education Center (CATE). The CATE Center offers students instruction in a self-paced, open-entry delivery format. This instructional clock hour format provides flexibility to accommodate the special needs of the student.