The Welding program and certificates offers a selection of technology courses and programs that prepares graduates a career in welding. The content and instruction within welding centers on the traditional welding processes and practices of oxyacetylene welding and cutting, shielded metal arc (stick), gas tungsten arc (Tig-Heliarc), gas metal arc (MIG), as well as the non-traditional processes of plasma arc, resistance welding, fluxed core arc, submerged arc, and electron beam. Completion of the different sequences of instruction within the welding department prepares graduates for a rewarding career in metal fabrication, maintenance, education, supervision, sales and service, as well as many other opportunities associated with welding technology.
Graduates of the welding program or certificates will learn a wide range of skills and gain industry specific experience in:
- entry-level weldments.
- analyzing welding applications and quantifying the needed materials and equipment to perform tasks.
- FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) and its applications
- oxyacetylene welding
- joining plates by the SMAW process
- gas tungsten arc (TIG-Heliarc) welding
- gas metal arc (MIG-Wirefeeders) welding (GMAW)
- procedures in welding design and metal fabrication
- the science, technology and art of welding specific to processes using semiautomatic, automation and simulation control technology.