Welding (1 yr. certificate)
Our welding program will prepare you to enter the workforce as a certified plate or pipe welder and an experienced fitter or layout person. You will be taught how to properly operate a carbon arc gouge and a variety of other tools used in the field.
As a graduate, you will be able to weld stainless steel and aluminum. You will learn Stick, MIG, TIG, FCAW and Oxy/acetylene processes. You will also learn how to troubleshoot and fix common issues with welding machines during set-up and operation. Safety will be stressed the entire program.
Welders can find employment in a variety of industries, including: machinery manufacturers, fabricated metal products, mining, drilling, electrical generation, chemical, and oil & gas.
You will also be able to:
- Identify and discuss Welding codes API 1104, ASME, & AWS D1.1.
- Develop knowledge of different base materials and rods / wires used in the construction industry.
- Interpret engineering and construction drawings, and have the ability to understand different welding symbols.
- Demonstrate computer literacy, basic shop math, and technical writing skills.
Welding (Associate Degree)
If you're looking for more in-depth training, you may want to consider our Welding Associate Degree program. It builds on the knowledge of the 1-year certificate and further develops your skill and expertise as a welder. It will give you a well-rounded academic experience, as your classes will also include math, science and English composition.