• Welding

    Skilled welders are among the most sought after professionals in the building and construction industry today, and NWCTC's Welding Technology program prepares students for success in this growing career field. The program's prinary focus is to help students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the American Welding Society (AWS) Certification Exam, which can either lead to entry-level employment opportunities upon graduation, or service as a foundation for continued career education and training.


    Possible
    Occupations:

    · Welders
    · Welding Technicians
    · Steamfitters
    · Welding Inspectors
    · Auto Body Workers
    · Boilermakers
    · Structural Steel Workers
    · Welding Engineers
    · Welding Instructors
    · Welding Supervisors



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    Academic
    Requirements:

    · Algebra I
    · Algebra II
    · Geometry
    · College Prep English
    · Science


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    Curricular
    Components:

    · SMAW or Stick Welding
    · GMAW or MIG Welding
    · GTAW or TIG Welding
    · Oxy-Fuel Welding/Cutting
    · Plasma Cutting
    · Tool & Machine Operation
    · Safety Training
    · Blueprint Reading

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    Fact Check

    · The most common and simplest type of welding today is arc welding, which uses electrical currents to create heat and bond metals together, but there are over 100 different processes that a welder can employ!

    · The difficulty of the weld is determined by its position-horizonal, vertical, overhead, or 6G (circular, as in large pipes) - and by the type of metals to be fused.

    · Welding, soldering, and brazing workers need good eyesight, hand-eye coordination, and manual dexterity, along with strong math, problem-solving, and communication skills, they should be able to concentrate on detailed work for long periods.

    · Welding school report that graduates have no trouble finding work, and many welding employers report difficulty finding properly skilled welders. The basic skills of welding are the same access industries so welders can easily shift from one industry to another, depending on where they are needed most.

Last Modified on November 17, 2015