Program of Study - CIP Code 48.0508

Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts.  In this process, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond.  Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications and thousands of other manufacturing activities.  Welding also is used to join beams when constructing buildings, bridges and other structures and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants and refineries.

Certification Offered:

  • A.W.S.D1.1 Welding Certification

Career Pathways:

Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products


Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Sheet  Metal Workers

Welding Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators

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

Welders, Cutters, Solders, Braziers


Welders and Cutters

Welders,  Production

Welding Machine Operators and Tenders

Signal and Track Switch Repairers

Student will demonstrate the ability to:

Write clear, concise, legible and accurate technical reports.

Communicate in the language of the construction industry.

Perform basic manipulative skills of the trade.

Interpret plans, drawings, codes, specifications, lines, etc.

Analyze specifications and contract drawings.

Make accurate labor and material estimations.

Describe business functions and principles, the complexity of the welding industry, and the complex interrelationships among numerous trades and professions within the industry.

Stay current with any new technology or codes related to the welding industries.


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