In the future welding will continue to be the preferred method of joining metals and other engineered products. The construction industry continues to grow and the increasing need for qualified welders and fabricators grows with it.
Welders and fitters may be employed in a variety of industrial groups. These include machinery manufacturers, fabricated metal products, mining, drilling, electrical generation, chemical, and oil and gas. Welders are continuing to be in demand and will be more so in the future. There is a crucial need for qualified welders and employers need them to help improve their products and productivity.
Welding Technology Certificate Program
This one-year hands on certificate will prepare the students to enter the workforce as a certified plate or pipe welder and an experienced fitter or layout person. Students will also be taught how to properly operate a carbon arc gouge and a variety of other tools used in the welding/construction field. Safety will be stressed the entire program.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of welding processes such as Stick, MIG, TIG, FCAW and Oxy/acetylene cutting & welding on plate and pipe.
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of welding materials such as stainless steel & aluminum.
- Explain the fabrication and welding skills that are required on the job.
- Identify and discuss Welding codes API 1104, ASME, & AWS D1.1.
- Develop knowledge of different base materials and welding rods and wires used in the construction industry.
- Build a team with others.
- Troubleshoot and fix common problems with welding machines during set-up and operation.
- Interpret engineering and construction drawings, and have the ability to understand different welding symbols.
- Demonstrate computer literacy, basic shop math, and technical writing skills.
- Explain how to perform their job in a safe and productive manner.
Contact to learn more:
740.374.8716, ext. 1877