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Industrial Technologies
Welding Technology
The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provides the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during afternoon and evening hours.

Minimum time for completion: six semesters full-time attendance. Students may begin any semester.

The Diploma is awarded graduates of this curriculum.

A Certificate is awarded graduates who complete the certificate program option.


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