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Welding Technology

Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts.  Typically, heat is applied to the metal pieces to be joined, melting the parts and fusing them to form a permanent bond.  Because of its strength, welding is use to construct and repair:

 

  • Parts of ships
  • Automobiles
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Thousands of other products

 

Spring 2019 Course Schedule (PDF)

Career Possibilities

Persons considering work as welders need manual dexterity, good eyesight, and good hand-eye coordination. They should have the ability to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and be physically able to bend and work in awkward positions. The degree program teaches advanced welding classes and safety and business classes to prepare the student for a supervisory/management position or potentially owning their own business.

 

Students in the Welding program will learn how to operate the following equipment:

 

  • MIG/TIG/Stick welders
  • Cut-off saws
  • Grinders
  • Air compressors
  • Gas cylinder regulators
  • CNC plasma cutter

Program Outcomes

  1. MIG, TIG, and stick weld at the worksite, along with oxy-acetylene welding and cutting.
  2. Knowledgeable of: welding processes; welding testing, metal fabrication processes, and the use of jigs & fixtures.
  3. Operate MIG, TIG, and stick welding machines, perform welding operations at a satisfactory level, identify various metals and its properties, perform weld tests, and build necessary jigs & fixtures.