Welding Technology Program

Welding Technology offers individuals independent training about contemporary processes and techniques used in welding. Welding serves industry in areas such as construction, manufacturing, and engineering. The program offers virtually all the welding and cutting processes used in production and repair in today’s industry. The equipment used, fundamentals of operation, and techniques recommended for all of the welding, cutting, and grinding that are commercially used are demonstrated and student applied within the lab.

Limited welding codes and specifications are introduced in producing a safe product. The codes and specifications that are available are only guidelines for general manufacturers. This in turn dictates the weld procedure specification required for each essential variable. Gas pressure, tip sizes, welding speeds, amperage and voltage setting, wire feed rates, electrode sizes, and inert gas selections are just some of the training arenas that the student is introduced to for a welding technician career. Welding technicians should be able to work in a variety of weather conditions.

Areas of Training:

  • Orientation & Workplace Skills
  • Blueprint - Welding Symbols
  • (SMAW) Arc Welding (Steel Plate)
  • (GTAW) Tig Welding (Steel/Alum) SS
  • Shop Math & Communications Skills
  • Oxy-Acetylene-Plasma Cutting
  • (GMAW) Mig Welding (Steel Plate)
  • (GMAW) Fluxcore-Metalcore Welding
  • On-The-Job Training (OJT or Equivalent)

Advanced Training

  • Pipe Welding
  • (SMAW), (GMAW), (GTAW)
  • Math & Communication Skills
  • On-The-Job Training (OJT or Equivalent)

Program highlights

  • 9 month program
  • Strong job market outlook
  • Opportunity to participate in state and national competitions through SkillsUSA student organization
  • All hours earned in the certification program count toward an Associates of Applied Science
  • Technical Scholarships are available (call for more information)