Qualified welders are in high demand all over the world. Arc welding is the process of joining similar metals using a high-intensity electric arc at temperatures ranging from 1,500 degrees to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Metals or alloys are heated to the melting point allowing them to flow together thoroughly until they solidify. Welders are needed to build cars, ships, bridges, nuclear projects, boilers, buildings, metal art and furniture, trains, join pipe for transporting fluids, and a myriad of other applications.
This course provides education and training in current and emerging technology, which will enable students to enter employment and/or prepare students for further education and training. The standards are based on American Welding Society (AWS) and National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) national standards and are designed to provide the specialized skills needed to excel in the vast welding industry. Welders are employed in government, commercial, military, construction, skilled trades, research, technical sales, inspection and entrepreneurs, as welders, inspectors, sales persons, research, instructors, engineers, metallurgist and a wide array of other career choices.
Instruction includes but is not limited to Ox-Acetylene cutting, Plasma Cutting, Shield Metal Arc Welding (Stick Welding), Gas Metal Arc Welding (Mig Welding), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Tig Welding) and Blueprint Reading. Students when applying themselves will weld fillet, butt, lap, corner, and groove welds on mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. Spark your future with a promising and lucrative career in welding.