Welding Technology Option – A.A.S.

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Welding Program Overview

Students work on projects in the Oxyfuel Course at the McGuire Technical Education Center.

Program Information

The Welding Technology Program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry. In addition to gaining an overall understanding of welding machines, weld processes and hands-on proficiency, students develop skills in the areas of print reading, welding symbols, metallurgy, weld inspection, destructive and non-destructive testing. Students gain important knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them for weld qualification to code specifications. Students perform quality welds and cuts, evaluate welds to industry standards, operate metal fabricating equipment and apply communication skills in the work environment.

Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic concepts and practices of technical drawing and blueprint reading in accordance with industry standards
  • Articulate safety guidelines and proper use of tools
  • Articulate industrial quality control procedures
  • Perform quality welds and cuts to industry standards.
  • Apply principles of welding theory to welding practice
  • Demonstrate proper use of welding related terms
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills.

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