Career opportunities in welding are very promising. Current projections reveal a high demand for welders through the next decade. Women have entered the welding workforce and find it a very satisfying career choice as well.
Courses of Study:
Introduction to Metals
This course is designed to acquaint participants with the three major technical occupations – welding, sheet metal, and machining – that are available in the metal forming, manufacturing, and metals/construction industries. Approximately one-third of course time is invested in the technical aspects of the occupation. The rest of course time is committed to performance based, metals-related lab activities. Minimum performance requirements for this course are based on successful student completion according to the National Center for Construction Education and Research Center (NCCER) Occupation Standards. Students who successfully complete the course in accordance with NCCER standards are eligible for registration with the (NCCER) National Craft Worker Registry.
Provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate proper set of equipment in oxyfuel and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). In the oxy-fuel area of study, students will create accurate cuts and perform washing and gouging procedures. Students will learn to critique their work pieces by welding codes, identifying imperfections, common test methods, and evaluate setups to determine proper setup of work and equipment.
Provides students with the knowledge and skills required to perform industry entry-level skills in the use of Shielded Metal Arc Welding equipment (SMAW) and an introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) setup and operations.
Provides students with the knowledge and safe operating skills required to perform more advanced industry entry-level skills in the use of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Also includes introduction to Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) process, and arc cutting and gouging processes using Plasma Arc and Air Carbon Arc equipment.
Provides students with the knowledge and safe operating skills in the use of Flux Core Arc Welding equipment to produce fillet welds and in the introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding equipment.
Provides students with the basic knowledge and skills in the use of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding equipment to produce fillet welds on carbon and/or stainless steels. This course will build upon the skills acquired in Welding IV and develop the student’s knowledge and experience of GTAW.
Provides students with the knowledge and skills in the use of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding equipment to produce fillet welds on aluminum in the flat (1F), horizontal (2F), and vertical (3F) positions. The course will also provide the student with the knowledge and skill necessary to prepare for Welding Certification.