Welding Technology 1 and 2
Level 1 is as a year-long class or 2-block one semester course; Level 2 is a 2-block, one-semester course.
Ready to let the sparks fly? Complete a 10-hour, OSHA-approved safety orientation to earn a certification. Practice welding procedures in welding training booths. Use industry-standard tools to cut and separate metal.
Practice welding carbon steel plate, aluminum, and stainless steel. Make precision cuts with torches and plasma cutters. Learn how metal is formed from a liquid to a solid. Get serious, hands-on training in a variety of welding procedures including; Shielded Metal Arc Welding(SMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding(GTAW TIG), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW MIG), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) Torch Cutting, Plasma Cutting, and Computer-controlled Plasma Cutting. Welders, pipe welders, pipe fitters, and ship builders are employed in many types of work, such as power plants, commercial and industrial machinery manufacturing, agriculture, architectural and structural metal manufacturing, and in the mining industry. The projected job growth for welding is high and is expected to continue for the next ten years, with 140,700 job additions per year nationally. (Source: SCOIS 2013) Students are expected to wear specific clothing for safety to include; boots (at least ankle high), long sleeve cotton denim shirt, and long denim pants. Students will wear common use welding shields, welding clothes and safety glasses. Students may choose to purchase their own personal welding shield. No student will be allowed to participate in the lab without required safety attire listed. Welding 1 and 2 are both 2 credits.