Welding Technology


  • Instructor: Mr. Keith Tuk
    Phone: 724-539-9788 x339
    Email: keith.tuk@ewctc.net

     

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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 basic blueprint reading, metallurgy, safety, testing, fabrication, as well as inspection. 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.

    PROFILE OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS

    Successful welders have good manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, physical strength and a working knowledge of mathematical processes. Other personal characteristics include the ability to work in close quarters, tolerance of strong odors, heat and bright light. In addition, welders must work well with others and in independent setting.

    POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology 
    ONE-TO-ONE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS WITH EWCTC
    • Westmoreland County Community College
    • Triangle Tech, Inc. 
    • Pittsburgh Technical College
    STATEWIDE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS
    • Community College of Allegheny County
    • Delaware County Community College
    • Harrisburg Area Community College
    • Northampton County Area Community College
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
    • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
    • Westmoreland County Community College
    • Clarion University
    PROGRAM OF STUDY DUTY AREAS
    • Principles of Welding
    • Manual Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting
    • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
    • Gas Metal Arc Welding
    • Welder’s Drawing/Symbol Interpretation
    • Visual Examination, Inspection, and Testing
    • Flux-cored Arc Welding
    • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
    • Mechanized Oxy-fuel Gas Cutting
    • Manual Plasma Arc Cutting
    • Manual Air Carbon Arc Cutting
    • Brazing and Soldering

     

    CAREER PATHWAYS
    • Welding Technician
    • Welding Engineer
    • Welding Inspector
    • Metal Fabricator
    • Welding Supervisor
    • Maintenance Welder
    • Ironworker
    • Boilermaker
    • Metallurgist
    • Underwater Welder
    • Pipe Welder
    • Shipbuilder
    • Steamfitter
    • Structural Steel Worker
    • Quality Control Technician
    AVAILABLE CERTIFICATIONS
    •    American Welding Society D1.1. Welding Certification