WELDING TECHNOLOGY instructs students in the planning, layout, fabrication, and assembly of various shapes of light and heavy gauge metals.
Learning activities include safety studies, radial line development, parallel line development, and triangulation techniques. The student is also instructed in the use of hand and machine tools, blueprint reading, metallurgy, mechanical fastening techniques, metal preparation techniques for welding, fabrication, assembling techniques, product installation, and repair techniques.
Welding Technology includes instruction in Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting, SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, SAW and GTAW welding on steel and aluminum, Manual and CNC Plasma Arc Cutting , Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging. Mechanical and mathematical ability, good physical coordination, and most of all creativity are essential when fabricating a project for the individual who makes the Welding Technology adventure choice.
Career employment may be obtained in a wide variety of Welding and Fabrication Environments such as Construction, Product Production, Pipelines, Equipment Repair, Auto Racing, Custom Vehicle Fabricators and Artistic Metal Sculptering. Underwater Welding, Welding Instructor, Welding Inspector and Welding Engineer are also attainable with extended training. Welding offers local and worldwide employment opportunities.