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Welding Technology

Overview

Welding, brazing, cutting and fabrication operations require skilled workers who are well-trained in the use of oxyacetylene, arc, wirefeed, heliarc, flux core, submerged arc welding process, layout, CNC/NC plasma cutting, press break and robotics. Skilled welding fabricators are thoroughly familiar with breakdown and setup procedures, test standards and all types of metals.

Physical requirements include good eyesight, good hand and eye coordination and the ability to perform heavy, physical work.

What You'll Learn
  • Operate state-of-the-art welding equipment used in today's fabrication industry.
  • Interpret blueprints and specifications with layouts.
  • Proficiency in grinding, finishing and preparation of welds to American Welding Society (AWS) standards.
  • Radan drafting software for fabrication
  • Use CNC/NC plasma cutting, press break and robotic fabrication equipment in today's shops.
  • Learn to operate oxy/fuel, brazing, and cutting operations required by skilled welders.
  • Oxyacetylene welding and cutting, shielded metal, gas metal, gas tungsten arc welding and plasma arc welding, plasma arc cutting, shielded metal, gas metal, gas tungsten arc welding and plasma arc welding, plasma arc cutting, flux core arc welding and submerged arc welding.
Career Settings
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Private shops
  • Construction sites
  • Transportation
  • Shipyards
Potential Employers
  • General Safety
  • Twin City Hardware
  • Johnson Screen
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • OEM
  • Inland Container
Additional Benefits
  • Learn from experienced instructors who teach in a "hands on" environment.
  • Start employment with an established knowledge of the tools and equipment used in the trade.
  • Graduates of the Welding programs usually have the choice of many immediate employment opportunities.