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Welding

two people wearing safety gear welding middle shelving

The Welding program provides comprehensive training across multiple welding processes over a two-year, four-course curriculum where students can earn industry-recognized credentials. Students develop hands-on expertise in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW).

Across the curriculum, students learn to safely perform welds and joints in all positions up to overhead. They select appropriate electrodes, filler metals, and shielding gases and adjust equipment settings based on the metal types and properties. Key skills include oxy-fuel cutting, equipment setup, quality control inspection of weld quality, and application of codes and standards. The SMAW course covers shielded metal arc welding using various electrodes. In GMAW, they use gas metal arc welding with different wires and shielding gases. FCAW focuses on flux-cored arc welding methods. Finally, GTAW training covers gas tungsten arc welding processes with tungsten electrodes and filler metals. Throughout, adherence to safety protocols is emphasized for this hands-on, manufacturing-focused program.

REQUIRED COURSES

Year One
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Weldin (GMAW)
2 credits
 
Year Two
  • Flux Cored Welding
  • GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding)
2 credits