• 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 | Uniform | Welding Gloves | Work Boots

     

    TEXTBOOKS:

    Blueprint Reading for Welders; Bennett and Sly; 2005

    Welding Skills; B. J. Moniz and R. T. Miller; 2005

     

    COOPERATING COMPANIES:

    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

     

    CERTIFICATIONS:

    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)

     

    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.

    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

     

    PROGRAM COSTS:

    Tuition: $7,815.00

    Books:        $80.00

    Lab Fee:   $100.00

    TOTAL Tuition, Books, Lab Fee and Equipment:  $7,995.00