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Welding


Many welders are highly skilled problem-solvers engaged in work that is critical to the nation’s growth, such as energy production, highway transportation, manufacturing and military applications.  The welding profession can offer a wide range of opportunities, including careers in engineering, education and the military.

A welding career can lead to financial security, career advancement and important work in areas around the world.  With virtually all construction and manufacturing companies requiring some form of welding, from the production of parts to their maintenance and repair, the field continues to be a thriving industry.

High-tech manufacturing using advanced technology and newly developed materials is creating more uses for a highly educated welding workforce and expanding employment opportunities.  Computer skills are increasing in importance as welding professionals become responsible for programming computer-controlled welding machines, including robots and lasers.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be nearly 450,000 welding jobs available in 2014.

According to the National Center for Welding Education and Training, 238,692 new and replacement welding professionals will be needed over the next six years.

Salaries:

The median salary for a welder is $34,000

 
 


 

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The average welder is in their mid-fifties. Many of these people will retire within the next 10 years, creating a tremendous need for skilled and experienced workers to replace them.

The average welder is in their mid-fifties. Many of these people will retire within the next 10 years, creating a tremendous need for skilled and experienced workers to replace them.

 

The average welder is in their mid-fifties. Many of these people will retire within the next 10 years, creating a tremendous need for skilled and experienced workers to replace them.

 

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Certificates:
Basic Welding
Intermediate Welding
Welding Fundamentals

Husqvarna
Koyo
Integrated Systems Inc.
Owens Steel
Allied Air
International Iron Workers Union,
Nucor Building Systems
Carolina Fabricators
Shaw Group
Albemarle Corporation
Newport News Shipbuilders
Lisega   

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Name of Program: Associate Degree, General Technology, Welding
Program Student Learning Outcomes:

• Students should practice general safety considerations that apply to welding and metal cutting. They should also be able to apply practice to avoid job-related deaths and injuries while establishing and maintaining a safe work environment.
• Students will learn how to strike an arc and make stringer, weave, and overlapping beads and make fillet welds in various positions with SMAW process.
• Students will learn to make groove welds in various positions using SMAW process.
• Students can identify, interpret, and draw welding symbols on specifications, drawings, and welding procedure specifications.
• Students should be able to describe welding detail drawings and their components, including lines, fills, solid round and pipe (or tubing) breaks, revolved sections, object views, dimensioning, notes, and bills of materials.
• Students should be able to apply general safety considerations that apply to welding and metal cutting. They should also be able to describe the steps that must be taken to avoid job-related deaths and injuries while establishing and maintaining a safe work environment.
• Students should be able to strike an arc and make stringer, weave, and overlapping beads and make fillet welds in various positions with SMAW.
• Students will make groove welds with backing in the 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G positions using E6010 and E7018 electrodes.
• Students will identify, interpret, and draw welding symbols on specifications, drawings, and welding procedure specifications.
• Students should be able to describe welding detail drawings and their components, including lines, fills, solid round and pipe (or tubing) breaks, revolved sections, object views, dimensioning, notes, and bills of materials.
• Students should use power sources and equipment utilized in the GMAW and FCAW processes and be able to set up the equipment with the appropriate shielding gases and filler metals.
• Students will learn how to make fillet and/or V-groove welds on carbon steel plate using GMAW and/or FCAW processes in all positions.
• Effectively create written communications.
• Listen for understanding and express views orally.
• Use a variety of critical thinking skills to evaluate and solve problems.
• Have research skills necessary to locate, analyze, and synthesize information.
• Understand contemporary social values.

Name of Program: Certificate, Basic Welding
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students should practice general safety considerations that apply to welding and metal cutting. They should also be able to apply practice to avoid job-related deaths and injuries while establishing and maintaining a safe work environment.
• Students will learn how to strike an arc and make stringer, weave, and overlapping beads and make fillet welds in various positions with SMAW process.
• Students will learn to make groove welds in various positions using SMAW process.

Name of Program: Certificate, Welding Fundamentals
Program Student Learning Outcomes:

• Students can identify, interpret, and draw welding symbols on specifications, drawings, and welding procedure specifications.
• Students should be able to describe welding detail drawings and their components, including lines, fills, solid round and pipe (or tubing) breaks, revolved sections, object views, dimensioning, notes, and bills of materials.
• Students should be able to apply general safety considerations that apply to welding and metal cutting. They should also be able to describe the steps that must be taken to avoid job-related deaths and injuries while establishing and maintaining a safe work environment.
• Students should be able to strike an arc and make stringer, weave, and overlapping beads and make fillet welds in various positions with SMAW.
• Students will make groove welds with backing in the 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G positions using E6010 and E7018 electrodes.

Name of Program: Certificate, Intermediate Welding
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will identify, interpret, and draw welding symbols on specifications, drawings, and welding procedure specifications.
• Students should be able to describe welding detail drawings and their components, including lines, fills, solid round and pipe (or tubing) breaks, revolved sections, object views, dimensioning, notes, and bills of materials.
• Students should use power sources and equipment utilized in the GMAW and FCAW processes and be able to set up the equipment with the appropriate shielding gases and filler metals.
• Students will learn how to make fillet and/or V-groove welds on carbon steel plate using GMAW and/or FCAW processes in all positions.