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 cutting
  • Plasma & CNC cut

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 207 Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welding
WELD 208 Gas Tungsten Arc (TIC) Welding

Potential Careers/Salary

Industrial Machinery Mechanic - $49,100 per year
Welder - $39,390 per year
Welding Engineer - $93,310
Welding Machine Operator - $34,840

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, 
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/welders-cutters-solderers-and-brazers.htm (visited March 17, 2018).

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