Welding Technology 1 (634000CD)
Welding Technology 1 is designed for students who are exploring an interest in a career within the welding industry. Students will learn basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding or (Stick Welding), Oxy-Fuel cutting applications, shop and industrial safety, hazards and how to prevent/treat them, and structural welding basics. Students will also learn the employability and personal skills necessary in the workplace. Students throughout all levels will receive training on new tools and common shop and fabrication tools used in the industry today.
Welding Technology 2 (634100CD)
Grade: 10, 11
Prerequisite: Welding Technology 1 with the teacher's recommendation
Welding Technology 2 provides students with knowledge of structural welding processes such as G.M.A.W (MIG Welding), F.C.A.W (Flux Core Welding), and G.T.A.W (TIG Welding). Students will also participate in “toolbox safety talks'' and safety audits to prepare them for the workplace. Success in this level is determined by all of the previous skills learned in welding technology 1 and the new skills learned in welding technology 2 and how they are able to demonstrate them appropriately across all facets of welding. Students throughout all levels will receive training on new tools and common shop and fabrication tools used in the industry today.
Welding Technology 3 (634200CD)
Grade: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Welding Technology 2 with the teacher’s recommendation
Welding Technology 3 is designed to engage students in more advanced welding techniques that they have learned in the previous two levels. This will include but is not limited to, open root V-groove plate, V-groove plate with backing strips, and structural code welds. Students will also undergo many different types of physical weld tests such as PT and visual and bend specimens. Students throughout all levels will receive training on new tools and common shop and fabrication tools used in the industry today.
Welding Technology 4 (634300CD)
Prerequisite: Welding Technology 3 with the teacher's recommendation
The focus of welding Technology 4 will be to prepare students for a career in the welding industry through an internship and on-the-job training. The welding instructor will facilitate appropriate internship site placements.
** The Welding program requires students to be able to stand for long periods of time. This is a hands-on class with minimal classroom time.