Course Descriptions

Welder Assistant 1 -- 150 Hours
The Welder Assistant 1 course prepares students for entry into the welding industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study workplace safety and organization, basic manufacturing processes, metals identification, basic interpretation of welding symbols, and oxyfuel gas cutting practices. 


Welder Assistant 2 -- 150 Hours
The Welder Assistant 2 course is designed to build on the skills and knowledge students learned in Welder Assistant 1 for entry into the welding industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study drawings and welding symbols, intermediate oxyfuel gas cutting practices, plasma arc cutting principles, and basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW).  


Welder SMAW 1 -- 150 Hours
The Welder SMAW 1 course prepares students for entry into the welding industry as a basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), Carbon Arc Gouging (GAC) principles, and visual examination skills.


Welder SMAW 2 -- 150 Hours
The Welder SMAW 2 course is designed to build on the skills and knowledge students learned in Welder SMAW 1 for entry into the welding industry as a basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study employability and welding careers, and intermediate shielded metal arc welding (SMAW).


Welder -- 450 Hours
The Welder course builds on the skills and knowledge students learned in the Welder Assistant and Welder SMAW courses.  Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study basic and intermediate Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), basic and intermediate Flux-Core Arc Welding (FCAW), basic and intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and a basic understanding of pipe welding.