• Welding and Fabrication Technology

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Welding plays an important role in the expansion and

    production of our industries. Graduates of this program will be

    ready for the challenge of this ceaselessly growing field. The

    Welding program teaches methods to permanently fuse metals

    by applying intense heat. Students will learn basic blueprint

    reading, metallurgy, safety, testing and inspection. Theoretical

    and practical study covers steel, aluminum and other materials.

    Hands-on instruction includes oxy-fuel, shielded metal arc, gas

    metal arc and gas tungsten steel welding techniques.

    This program is certified by the American Welding Society.
     

    SUCCESS PROFILE

    Successful welders have good manual dexterity, eye-hand

    coordination, physical strength and a working knowledge of

    mathematical processes. Other personal characteristics include

    the ability to work in close quarters, tolerance of strong odors,

    heat and bright light. Most welders work well in an independent

    setting.
     

    MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

    ·         Introduction to Welding

    ·         Print Reading, Layout and Setup

    ·         Oxy-fuel Cutting and Welding

    ·         Shielded Metal Arc Welding

    ·         Gas Metal Arc Welding

    ·         Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

    ·         Metallurgy and Heat Treating

    ·         Plasma Cutting and Carbon-arc Cutting
     

    POTENTIAL CAREERS

    ·         Welding Technician

    ·         Welding Engineer

    ·         Welding Inspector

    ·         Metal Fabricator

    ·         Welding Supervisor

    ·         Maintenance Welder

    ·         Ironworker

    ·         Boilermaker

    ·         Metallurgist

    ·         Underwater Welder

    ·         Pipe Welder

    ·         Shipbuilder

    ·         Steamfitter

    ·         Structural Steel Worker

    ·         Quality Control Technician
     

    EMPLOYMENT AREAS

    ·         Manufacturing Plants

    ·         Welding and Repair Shops

    ·         Bridge Building Contractors

    ·         Ship Building Companies

    ·         Steel Industries
     

    CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE

    ·         American Welding Society Entry Level Certification

    ·         Welding Code Certification