This is a one semester 96 hour course designed to train the student in the advanced principles of MIG, ARC and/or TIG welding. Students will operate electric power source welding machines with hand held welding units. Studies include construction math, reading of measuring instruments, and reading of machine drawings. Studies also will include power sources, types of electrodes, and shielding gases. Welding will be performed on mild steel in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. Class will include a project to be constructed from a print by using the specific type of welding training received. Safety will be emphasized throughout the course in the use of tool and equipment. Safety glasses are required.
A welder would be expected to handle the following repairs:
- Repair and installation of piping systems
- Mechanical systems repair
- Repair and construction of various metal structures
Welders are employed by welding contractors, repair facilities, hospitals, factories, and other maintenance companies.
Entry-level salary range - $24,000 to $30,000 per year
- Advanced principles of ARC/MIG/TIG welding
- The AC-DC transformer welding machine
- Heat ranges and polarity needed for welding various metals
- Types of welding rods used for each material welded
- Welding positions; overhead, horizontal, vertical
- Shop safety
Through classroom lecture and hands on lab work, the student will learn the safe and practical applications of ARC/MIG or TIG welding. Training sessions are held in a technical skills welding lab/classroom. Lab is equipped with necessary supplies and tools to teach this course and allow students to advanced principles of welding along with shop math, measuring instruments and metal working machines.
Recommended Courses and Skills
Prerequisite: Student must have completed basic ARC/MIG or TIG welding
Helpful Personal Attributes
Should have the ability to work in a team environment, be organized, detail-oriented and problem solving.
For more information contact Jerry Hobson – Technical Skills Coordinator at 336.734.7726