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The Welding program provides students with the opportunity to gain fundamental welding skills needed to be employed in the welding/ fabrication industry. Students will be trained in the safe use of various hand tools such as grinders, oxy-fuel torches, plasma cutters, and portable band saws. Instruction will be given in the use of an array of measuring and layout tools used in the welding trade. Students will learn to read and interpret welding symbols and blueprints used in welding/fabrication shops. Performance tests are administered throughout the program that focus on using shielded metal arc welding (Stick), gas metal arc welding (MIG), flux cored arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding (TIG) on various materials such as carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Second-year students will have the opportunity to take the American Welding Society D1.1 limited structural plate test, which will give them an entry level welding certification. Advanced students will have the opportunity to try their hand at pipe fitting and pipe welding both carbon and stainless steel. Students who complete the program can further their education or enter into the workforce as an entry level welder.

Is this program a fit?

I enjoy:

  • Fabricating and building things with steel

  • Learning new skills and applying them in real world settings

  • Working with my hands


I am able to:

  • Maintain Physical Endurance - sustained periods of standing, and participating in and facilitating gross motor activities

  • Perform Technical Skills - using a wide range of tools and dangerous equipment safely

  • Possess Manual Dexterity & Hand Eye Coordination

I am comfortable with:

  • Math - arithmetic skills including multiplication and division

  • Reading - interacting with technical documents

  • STEM - science, technology, engineering, mathematic