• WELDING TECHNOLOGY

    Welding is a vital part of our society’s infrastructure. As a result, career opportunities in the welding field are endless and in-demand.  Upon successful completion of this program, students will be ready for the challenges of this growing field. The Welding program teaches various methods to permanently fuse metals by applying intense heat and filler metal. Students will learn safety, blueprint reading, metallurgy, visual inspection, fabrication. Theoretical and practical study covers carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and other materials. Curriculum includes instruction in oxy-fuel cutting, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, and gas tungsten steel welding techniques. This program is certified by the American Welding Society. 


    3 YEAR BREAKDOWN

    Year 1 

    Occupational Orientation and Safety Training 
    Safe use of Machinery and hand tools   
    Theory of welding 
    Basic math for welders 
    Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding 
    Introduction to Thermal Cutting processes  
    Introduction to Gas Metal and Flux Cored welding 
    Introduction to welding symbols 
    Professional development 
    Welding practice 

    Year 2 

    Safety Review 
    Proper use of measurement tools 
    Proper use of layout tools 
    Gas Tungsten Arc welding 
    Introduction to Blueprint reading 
    Out of position welding 
    Production of metals / welding metallurgy 
    Introduction to Brazing 
    Welding power sources 
    Professional development 
    Welding practice 

    Year 3 

    Safety Review 
    Visual Examination 
    Inspection Techniques 
    Testing of materials 
    Out of position welding 
    NOCTI preparation 
    OSHA10 Training 
    Professional development 
    Welding practice 
    Welder certification

     

  • CAREER PATHWAYS
    Underwater welder   
    Welding Engineer 
    Fitter/welder   
    Non-Destructive testing 
    Salesman in the welding field 
    Certified Welding Inspector 
    Sheet metal Fabricator           
    Pipe fitter / welder  
    Boilermaker  
    Welding Instructor  

    COLLEGE PATHWAYS
    WCCC
    Pittsburgh Technical College
    Triangle Tech
    CCAC
    HACC
    Northampton Community College
    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
    Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
    Deleware Community College
    Clarion University of PA

    INDUSTRY PARTNERS
    Johnstown Welding / Fabrication 
    QTI, LLC 
    Clark Metals Inc. 

    CERTIFICATIONS
    American Welding Society, Welder Certification Program
    OSHA 10 - General Industry Safety