• WELDING TECHNOLOGY

    300 HOURS

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVE:

    Students will obtain education and skills in various areas of Welding.

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    This 300-hour course prepares students in oxy-fuel, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, flux core welding, carbon arc, plasma cutting, manual and radiograph cutting and oxy-fuel brazing processes. Students will learn the use of measuring instruments, hand tools, portable grinders, metallurgy, blueprint reading, electrical principles, layout and design, fabrication, practical problems in Math, preparation of materials lists, cost estimating and quality assurance methods. Successful students will be given the opportunity to earn AWS certifications.

     

    COURSE TOPICS:

    Flux Core Welding | Gas Metal ARC Welding | Oxy-fuel Brazing | Oxy-fuel Cutting-Machine

    Oxy-fuel Cutting-Manual | Oxy-fuel Welding | Plasma Cutting | Shielded Metal ARC Welding

     

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

    Safety Glasses | Tape Measure | Welding Uniform | Welding Gloves | Steel Toed Boots

     

    SPECIALIZED SHOP EQUIPMENT:

    Inverter Technology GMAW | Inverter Technology SMAW | Ironworking Shear/Press/Punch

    Square Wave GTAW


    POTENTIAL CAREERS:

    Boiler Maker | CNC Plasma Operator | Ironworker | Maintenance Welder | Metal Fabricator | Metallurgist | Pipe Welder | Ship Builder Steamfitter | Underwater Welder | Welding Engineer | Welding Inspector | Welding Instructor | Welding Sales | Welding Technician

     

    WELDING SKILLS:

    Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

    Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring or programs to meet specifications.

    Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.

    Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

     
    WAGE AND EMPLOYMENT TRENDS:
    The basic skills of welding are similar across industries, so Welders can easily shift from one industry to another. For example, Welders laid off in the automotive manufacturing industry may be able to find work in the oil and gas industry. The construction of new power generation facilities and, specifically, pipelines transporting natural gas and oil will also result in new jobs for Welders.
     
    The nation's aging infrastructure will require the expertise of Welders to help rebuild bridges, highways and buildings.
     
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, the job outlook for Welders is good, with a projected employment of 412,300 welding jobs in 2024. Welders are expected to earn an average of $19.48 per hour/$40,510 year. www.paworkstats.state.pa.us.
     
    PROGRAM COST:
    Tuition: $7,815.00
    Books:        $80.00
    Lab Fee:   $100.00
     
    TOTAL Tuition, Books, Lab Fee and Equipment: $7,995.00