Welding Technologies involves the study of the weld-ability of metals, the physical properties of the metals, and the testing of welded joints. Laboratory experiences are provided which bring the student in contact with the latest developments in welding techniques. The student will develop skills in shielded metal arc welding, also gas shielded arc processes (TIG and MIG), oxyacetylene welding, heating, cutting and brazing ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Equipment includes state-of-the-art welding machines, a 90-ton Iron Worker, and a Vertical Milling Machine and Lathe.
The course includes training in communication, leadership, human relations, employability soft skills and safe efficient work practices.
In addition, students will earn college credit from TriCounty Technical College their senior year, graduating with a SMAW Structural Welding Certificate.
All students applying to this program their senior year must meet the TriCounty Technical College eligibility requirement of a 75 average.