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Welding Technology

Welding and fabrication is a rewarding career for men and women who enjoy challenges and like to work with their hands. Welding is used in constructing ships, automobiles, bridges, buildings, aircraft equipment and many other products. In the welding process, heat is used to fuse metal pieces together. Soldering and brazing are similar processes that are used on electronic and other small equipment.

People already employed in welding or a related field may upgrade their skills by enrolling in the classes offered through the Welding and Fabrication Department. Welding I, Welding II, and Preparation for Certification classes offer students exposure to welding processes and practices. Advanced coursework to prepare for certification in pipe or plate welding is available with instructor permission. Testing is done by an independent agency.

It is recommended that students enter the program in September, although admission is possible at other times, depending on space availability and/or the student’s previous experience. The Welding and Fabrication Technology program supports student participation in Skills USA and the student membership program with the American Welding Society (AWS).

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