Do you enjoy working with your hands? Do you like creating, designing, and/or repairing things? A career in welding may be the path for you!
Prepare for a career in the manufacturing, fabrication, and structural steel industries. This 2-year regional pathway includes application of SMAW, GMAW, Oxy Fuel, FCAW, GTAW and Robotic Weld processes, using ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The program’s curriculum is aligned to AWS national standards for entry-level welders and includes safety, blueprint reading, and welding procedure specifications.
Identify various metals and basic welding supplies and tools.
Operate manual and robotic welding equipment.
Understand blueprint reading and develop skills to accurately design products.
Knowledge in use of precision measuring instruments and the application of such instruments.
Demonstrate accuracy in cutting and trimming metal objects to specific dimensions.
High School Credits:
9G78B Introduction to GMAW (2)
9G79B GMAW Production (2)
9G80A OXY Fuel Welding/Cutting (2)
9G81A ARC Welding Introduction (SMAW) (2)
9G82A ARC Welding Intermediate (SMAW) (2)
9G83A Measuring, Layout, & Applied Weld Symbols (2)
9G84B Introduction to Pulse ARC GMAW Weld (2)
9GE8A Industrial Safety (1)
9GF9B Welding Blueprint Reading (1)
Total College Credits: 21
Annual National Average Salary for Entry Level Welder: $39,000
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
Structural Iron and Steelworkers
Solderers and Brazers
Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters