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The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.
Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry level-technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision and welding-related self-employment.
Emphasis is placed on developing the skills necessary to obtain certification in Gas Metal Arc, gas tungsten arc, and shielded metal arc welding of plate and pipe.
Upon successful completion of the Welding diploma, the graduate should be able to:
- Produce acceptable welds on steel plate and pipe with proper set up and safe operation of the 3 most widely used welding processes
- Identify metals and read drawings
- Perform miscellaneous welding activities
- Practice safety in the workplace
- Demonstrate effective communication