Welding Technology/Welder (CIP 48.0508) - Overview
The Welding Program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in gas, arc, tig, shielded and non-shielded metal arc, brazing, flame cutting, plasms cutting and plastic welding. Hand and semi-automatic welding processes are also included in the instruction. Students will learn safety practices, types of electrodes and welding rods; properties of metals, welding symbols, blueprint reading, use of equipment for testing of welds by destructive and non-destructive methods, use of manuals and specification charts, use of hand and portable power tools, use of metal fabricating equipment, and welding standards established by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute. Students will receive OSHA safety training and have the opportunity to become AWS Certified Welders.