Welding Technology is a hands-on career program. Students develop skills in the basic welding areas including: shielded metal (SMAW), gas metal arc (GMAW or MIG), gas tungsten arc (TIG), oxy-fuel, fuel cutting manual, and semi-automatic. Projects and welding exercises teach students to weld various kinds of metals in 4 basic welding positions – flat, vertical, horizontal, and overhead. Classroom instruction includes blueprint reading, metallurgy, theory of the various types of welding, and machine setup and use. Students in Welding Technology II are able to complete additional AWS certifications and internships at local companies.
Instructor: Steven Vitatoe