Welding Technology

High School Credits

4 credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

Course Description

For Students

Welding is the joining of two pieces of metal together by utilizing heat.  Welding is utilized in many industries including: automotive, construction, manufacturing, ship building, oil refineries, and transportation.

Some of the processes you will learn in our class include:

  • Stick
  • TIG
  • MIG
  • Fluxcore
  • Oxy Acetylene

For Parents

5776 Welding Technology I includes classroom and laboratory experiences that develop a variety of skills in oxy-fuel cutting and Shielded Metal Arc welding. This course is designed for individuals who intend to make a career as a Welder, Technician, Sales, Designer, Researcher or Engineer. Emphasis is placed on safety at all times. OSHA standards and guide lines endorsed by the American Welding Society (AWS) are used. Instructional activities emphasize properties of metals, safety issues, blueprint reading, electrical principles, welding symbols, and mechanical drawing through projects and exercises that teach students how to weld and be prepared for college and career success.

5778 Welding Technology II builds on the Gas Metal Arc welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc welding, Plasma Cutting and Carbon Arc skills covered in Welding Technology I. Emphasis is placed on safety at all times. OSHA standards and guide lines endorsed by the American Welding Society (AWS) are used. Instructional activities emphasize properties of metals, safety issues, blueprint reading, electrical principles, welding symbols, and mechanical drawing through projects and exercises that teach students how to weld and be prepared for college and career success.

Pathway

Dual Credit Institution

ivytech

Dual Credit Courses

WELD 100 Welding Processes

WELD 108 Shielded Metal Arc Welding

WELD 109 Oxy-Fuel Gas Welding & Cutting

WELD 207 Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welding

Potential Careers/Salary

Industrial Machinery Mechanic - $48,450 per year
Maintenance Workers - $44,160 per year
Welder - $35,450 per year
Manufacturing Supervisor - $51,950 per year
Plumber - $53,300 per year
Maintenance Supervisor - $57, 360 per year
Industrial Engineer - $69, 270 per year
Director of Engineering - $106, 920 per year
Industrial Production Manager - $79, 830 per year

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/