Welding

Welding and Metal Fabrication is designed to teach skills needed to find a position in this productive field. Individuals who are skilled in welding and joining metals are always in demand. Through our performance-based training, students will learn how welding systems work. Also, they will learn the safe and correct use of equipment, tools, and materials.

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Employment Opportunities

  • Pipe Welder
  • Structural Welder
  • Boil Maker
  • Bridge Builder
  • Fabrication
  • Underwater Welding
  • Oilfield
  • Industrial
  • Owner/Operator

Certifications Available

  • AWS Certified Welder
  • CTTC Cutting Process Operator, Shielded Metal Arc Welder, Gas Metal Arc Welder, Flux Cored Arc Welder, Gas Tungsten Arc Welder
  • Career Readiness Certificate

Salary Range

Up to $25/hour

Degree Requirements

Career Major

Major Requirements

Combination Welder
Total Hours 1050
Required Courses Hours
Introduction to Welding and Cutting Processes 90
Welding Detail Drawings 30
Metal Preparation and Heat Treatments 30
Welding Blueprints 15
Metal Characteristics and Properties 30
Weld Quality 15
Welding Joint Fit Up and Adjustment 15
SMAW Equipment and Setup 15
SMAW Electrodes 15
SMAW Beads and Fillet Welds 120
SMAW Open V-Groove Welds 120
Plasma Arc Cutting 15
Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging 15
Workforce Staging 30
GMAW/FCAW Equipment and Setup 15
GMAW Plate 60
FCAW Plate 60
GTAW Equipment and Filler Materials 15
GTAW Plate 60
GTAW Aluminum Plate 45
FCAW Pipe 45
SMAW Open Root Pipe Welds 105
GTAW Carbon Steel Pipe 90

Course is available for High School Juniors, Seniors, and Adults

Welder/Fitter
Total Hours 1050
Required Courses Hours
SMAW Equipment and Setup 15
Oxyfuel Cutting 30
Fundamentals of Cutting Processes 30
Welding Detail Drawings II 45
Fundamentals of Welding 30
Metal Characteristics and Properties 30
Metal Preparation and Heat Treatments 30
SMAW Electrodes 15
Welding Blueprints 15
Plasma Arc Cutting 15
SMAW Beads and Fillet Welds 120
Workforce Staging 30
GTAW Equipment and Filler Materials 15
GMAW/FCAW Equipment and Setup 15
Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging 15
Welding Joint Fit Up and Adjustment 15
GTAW Plate 60
GTAW Aluminum Plate 45
GTAW Carbon Steel Pipe 90
FCAW Plate 60
GMAW Pipe 60
GTAW Low Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe 90
SMAW Open Root Pipe Welds 105
Mitering, Saddling and Branching of Pipe 75

Course is available for High School Juniors, Seniors, and Adults

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For more information, call Don Hart at 580-562-3181, ext. 266 or email [email protected].