The Welding Training Program provides students with a thorough knowledge of basic welding skills leading to basic certification and prepares them for an entry level position in the welding field. Students will learn about welding and production processes and how to use welding equipment and tools as well as study topics that include: – Shielded and gas metal arc welding – Welding fabrication – Rigging – Industrial safety – Weld Symbol Identification – Blueprint reading. This program offers testing for the credential of S.E.N.S.E. Level 1 through the American Welding Society (AWS).
A desire to work with machinery and a mechanical aptitude is recommended.
At the end of this training, an students will be able to:
- Read and interpret simple drawings and sketches, including welding symbols.
- Follow written procedures.
- Cut parts to proper size and fit simple workmanship assemblies.
- Demonstrate the ability to create quality welds in a laboratory setting.
- Identify and define the effects of welding on various materials and how this affects design considerations.
Job Outlook: Apprentices that successfully completed the training have an average earning potential for salary in the United States of $42,290 per year, depending on experience, certifications, and job performance.