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- The Welding Program is designed to provide individual instruction for persons who desire to gain welding
knowledge, techniques and applications or to learn basic welding skills for personal and/or home use.
Students will develop skills needed to perform welding in various position and joint designs. Students
may also receive certifications from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and
the American Welding Society (AWS). This course covers both classroom and laboratory experiences.
Areas of Instruction Include:
- Welding and Shop Safety
- Oxyfuel Welding
- Oxyfuel Cutting
- Gas Metal Arc Welding
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
- Carbon Arc Cutting
- Blueprint Reading
- Fabrication Skills
Postsecondary Education Opportunities
- Upon graduation, students may further their education through adult and technical-school programs in
Metallurgy, Advanced Welding, and Pipefitting. Students may also study to become a certified welding inspector.
- College-degree programs are available in the field of Welding Engineering.
- Graduates may find employment as a barge maintenance worker or in areas such as fabrication shops, construction
sites, and steel mills.
Related Occupations with Additional Education
- Fabricators, pipe fitters, millwrights, sheet metal workers, iron workers, maintenance mechanics, plumbers,
welding instructors, and certified welding inspectors.