Classes prepare you for safely using different types of industry tools and equipment for oxy-fuel and plasma arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding and flux cored arc welding. Upon successful completion, you will be prepared for entry-level and/or journeyman positions in the welding industry.
Examples of a job you may be qualified for after completion of this program:
- Welder $19/hr.
1,200 hours. Complete in 48 to 52 weeks.
You will learn:
- Safety practices, specific trade skills, work ethics, and academic knowledge to be successful in today’s workplace
- How to understand the technology and terminology of today’s SMAW and FCAW welding processes and procedures.
- Correct use of the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and flux cored arc welding (FCAW) process on carbon steel plates and shapes.
- How to read and interpret basic blueprints and weld symbols
Instruction is based on industry guidelines and standards developed by the American Welding Society (AWS).
Welding involves the ability to read and interpret blueprints, solve technical math problems, follow intricate safety procedures, and read and communicate industry standards. Successful students generally have a High School Diploma/GED, or solid reading, writing, communication, and math skills. If you would benefit from learning or sharpening basic skills, a counselor can recommend appropriate classes.