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- Program Costs
- Gainful Employment Year 1
- Gainful Employment Year 2
- 1-2 Years
- 600 Hours per Year
- August - May
- 4:00pm - 10:00pm
- To prepare youth and adults to enter, compete and advance in an ever changing world of work.
- Welding Technology students learn Entry Level to Advanced Welding skills. Curriculum developed by the
National Center for Construction Education and Research covers OSHA safety requirements, shielded metal arc
welding, gas metal arc welding, oxy-fuel cutting, and carbon arc cutting to enhance job opportunities. Local
industries requiring new qualified welders to replace retiring and advancing employees include river barge maintenance,
fabrication shops, construction companies, and equipment manufacturers to name a few. The Collins Career Center Welding
Technology program offers American Welding Society certifications at Entry and Advance Levels. Qualification and
certification testing will ensure each student has developed the skills necessary to be productive employees.
- In a fully functional welding lab, develop skills necessary to obtain NCCER and AWS National Certifications.
- In a fully functional lab, develop safety skills a s recommended by the Program Advisory Board.
- In a classroom environment, develop welding equipment knowledge as recommended by the Program Advisory Board.
- Fire Safety/ Emergency Procedures/ PPE
- Weld Shop Safety/ Machinery Procedures
- Handling Compressed Gases
- Industrial Safety
- Material Identification/ Testing
- Weld Quality/ Testing
- Blueprint/ Welding Symbols
- Prepare Equipment and Materials for SMAW
- SMAW Fillet Welds on Carbon Steel in All Positions
- SMAW Groove Welds
- Oxy-fuel Cutting and Welding
- AWS Testing
- Prepare Equipment and Materials for GMAW
- GMAW Fillet Welds
- Carbon Arc Cutting