Welding & Metal Fabrication Technology

Instructor: Mr. Dave Rupert
Cost:  $7,000.00 – Includes books, NOCTI & OSHA Certification
Estimated expenses not included in tuition:
Criminal Record Check – $22.00
Child Abuse Clearance – $8.00
Federal Criminal History Record-$22.60
Uniforms (Jacket) – $30.00
Work Boots (leather) – $100.00
Welding Mask – $50.00
Gloves – $20.00
Goggles – $20.00
Cost of AWS certification TBD
Academic Year:  9 months/900 hours
Start Date: August 2018
Schedule:  Monday-Friday,  8:00 am-2:30 pm

Book #1:
ISBN 9781305494695
Welding: Principals and Applications
Larry Jeffus

The Welding Technology Program prepares students for careers in welding, construction, and metal fabrication or continuing education at a post-secondary institution to prepare them to become welding inspectors and even welding engineers.  Program topics include:

  • safe and proper use of welding equipment
  • welding symbols
  • reading detailed welding drawings
  • base metal preparation
  • Fundamentals & techniques of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
  • oxy-acetylene welding, brazing and cutting
  • Fundamentals& techniques of gas tungsten arc welding, plasma arc cutting, & quality fundamentals and technical gas metal arc welding.

*If you wish to test for the AWS certification, the cost for the exam is above and beyond the cost of tuition. Please call for pricing.

Areas of Instruction

Topics Covered:

  • Safety and Proper usage of all equipment
  • Oxy-Acetylene Welding (OAW)
  • Oxy-Acetylene Cutting (OAC)
  • Oxy-Acetylene Brazing (OAB)
  • Shield Metal Arc welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)
  • Fabrication and special welding procedure
  • Leadership and Job Skills

Salary Information:

Welding is a career that holds good potential for the future. Upon completion of the two-year program, students are entry- level ready for the welding field or able to pursue post-secondary education. Certified Welders can achieve up to $30 per hour and are in demand.

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