The Welding Technology Program provides students with instruction on various joining technologies used in the fabrication of ferrous and nonferrous metal products.During class and lab experiences students learn welding metallurgy, welding manipulative skills, and gain practical metal fabrication skills via hands-on experiences.

Welding Technology is approved as a Completer Program (a graduation requirement option). Welding Technology may grant 10 student service learning hours per level.

The American Welders Society


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All of the construction programs are certified by the National Center for Construction. Students have the opportunity to become A.B.C. (Associated Builders and Contractors) Certified.

Major Units of Study:

- Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

- Oxyfuel Gas Cutting (OFC)

- Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)

- Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

- Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG)

Continuing Education Opportunities:

- Apprenticeship

- AWS Certified

- Entry Level Welder II and Level III

- College Field Training

- Military Service

- Trade and Technical Schools

Career Opportunities:

- Iron Worker (Buildings/Bridges)

- Manager/Supervisor

- Lab Technician

- Metal Fabricator

- Underwater Welding

- Precision Welding (Aerospace, Marine, Exotic Metals)

- Quality Control Manager

- Steam Fitter

- Pipe and/or Pipeline Welder

- Welding Equipment Repair Technician

- Welding Engineer

- Welding Inspector

- Welding Educator

- Welding Metallurgist

- Welding Robotics Technician

Recommended Career-Related Courses:

- Algebra II

- Geometry

- Advance Design Applications

- Technological Design

- Math Elective beyond Alg II

- Principles of Business Admin and Management

- Chemistry

For more information about careers in the graphic design field, please check out this link to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.