Coming 2019-2020 School Year!!
Department: Career and Technical Education
School of: Construction Technology
CIP Code: 48.0508
This program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills in gas, arc, shielded and nonshielded metal arc, brazing, flame cutting and plastic welding. Hand, semiautomatic and automatic welding processes are also included in the instruction. Students learn safety practices and types and uses of electrodes and welding rods; properties of metals; blueprint reading; electrical principles; welding symbols and mechanical drawing; use of equipment for testing welds by ultrasonic methods and destruction and hardness testing; use of manuals and specification charts; use of portable grinders and chemical baths for surface cleaning; positioning and clamping; and welding standards established by the American Welding Society.
Prepare students for further education and a career in welding fields - the American Welding Society predicts a shortage of almost 400,000 welders by the year 2025 that have the skills required to meet the demand (Boettcher, 2017).
Industry Certifications a Student May Earn
- Certified Welder (AWS)
- Finishing Technician
- Machine Operator
- Mig Welder
- Spot Welder
- Technical Associate (TA)