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A two-year program based on the American Welding Society (AWS)

The program provides broad exposure to the operation, standards, and current practices in the field of welding and fabrication.

Students spend a majority of time practicing welding using hands-on techniques.

Curriculum includes commencement level math and English language arts.

All students are given the opportunity to participate in a Work-based Learning experience, which exposes them to the operation of a business and specific job duties related to careers in their CTE area. This internship is designed to connect the skills and knowledge learned in the CTE classroom with the real world requirements of a business.

Curriculum includes, but is not limited to:

  • Safety
  • Structural Welding
  • Oxygen/Acetylene Welding
  • Oxygen/Acetylene cutting
  • Mig and Tig Welding
  • Basic Rod Identification and Use
  • Blueprint Reading/Layout and Design
  • Electrode Selection
  • Joint Design
  • Metallurgy
  • Quality Control
  • Symbols
  • Technology

Certification & Endorsements:

American Welding Society (AWS) certification

Students completing the program successfully qualify to work as:

  • Entry-level Welder
  • Entry-level Shop Welder
  • Welder’s Helper
  • Apprentice
  • Welder, Burner, Brazer

Employment opportunities requiring further education:

  • Iron Worker
  • Master Welder
  • Underwater Welder
  • Fabricator
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Boilermaker