• WELDING TECHNOLOGY
     

    48.0508  WELDING TECHNOLOGY/WELDER

    (PDE APPROVED PROGRAM OF STUDY)

     

    The Welding Technology Program is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in gas, arc, shielded and non-shielded metal arc, brazing, flame cutting and plastic welding.  Hand, semi-automatic 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; positioning and clamping; and welding standards established by the American Welding Society (AWS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Bureau of Ships.  The Program is certified by the American Welding Society. The Program consists of a list of PDE required tasks and additional local or value added tasks.

     

    Specialized Equipment:

    Related Occupations /Employment Opportunities:

    Personal Qualifications:

    SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW equipment

    Oxy-Acetylene, Plasma Cutting equipment

    All of the above  is used

       with steel, stainless

       steel, and aluminum

    Combination Welder

    Skilled production Welders and Laborers

    Engineering Technician

     

    Mechanical Aptitude

    Manual Dexterity

    Patience

    Able to Work

       Independently

    Balance and Agility

     
     

    CAREERS:

     

    Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers

    Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

      

     Certification available to qualified students:

     
     Industry Certification  Provider Name
    American Welding Society Welding Certifications American Welding Society