The Welding Program provides both practical and theoretical knowledge for qualified welding technicians. The specific subjects include: Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Brazing, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Cutting Processes-fuel gas and plasma, Metallurgy, Fabrication and Equipment, Automated Machining, CADD, Blueprint Reading and Math. Safety procedures are also an important part of each welding process. Good safety practices are stressed in lab situations as required in the metal working industry. Students will work with many of the tools used in industry.
Welds will be made to industry standards using the AWS D1.1 Structural Code and AWS D1.3 structural welding code-sheet steel. Welds will be done in all positions, and guided bend tests will be made to check weld quality.