Students will obtain education and skills in various areas of Welding.
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
Safety Glasses | Tape Measure | Uniform | Welding Gloves | Work Boots
Blueprint Reading for Welders; Bennett and Sly; 2005
Welding Skills; B. J. Moniz and R. T. Miller; 2005
Ace Welding Alloy Oxygen GE Energy
AccuTrex Products, Inc. Dynamet, Inc. GreeneTech Manufacturing, Inc.
SPECIALIZED SHOP EQUIPMENT:
Inverter Technology GMAW | Inverter Technology SMAW
Ironworking Shear/Press/Punch | Square Wave GTAW
American Welding Society-AWS D1.1-(Structural Code)
American Welding Society-AWS D1.5-(PA Department of Transportation Code)
American Welding Society-Level I-Entry Welder
ASME Information-(Pressure Vessel Code)
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
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.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
WAGES AND EMPLOYMENT TRENDS:
Median Wages (2009) $16.71 Hourly, $34,750 Annually
Employment (2008) 412,000 Employees
Projected Growth (2008-2018) Little or No Change (−2% to 2%)
Projected Need (2008-2018) 126,300 Additional Employees
Lab Fee: $100.00
TOTAL Tuition, Books, Lab Fee and Equipment: $7,995.00