Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. In this process, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufacturing activities. Welding also is used to join beams in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants, and refineries.

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Overview

Welding Technology is designed to offer students the necessary skills for entry-level positions in the welding industry. There is an increasing demand for skilled welders in the fields of MIG (Metal Inert Gas), TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas), and Pipe welding.

  • Certificate & Continuing Education (CEU) Offered
  • Southwest
  • Program Length: 14 weeks

Welding Types Covered:

  • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding)
  • FCAW (Flux-Cored Arc Welding)
  • GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) (MIG)
  • GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) (TIG)
  • OAW (Oxyacetylene Welding)
  • OAC (Oxyacetylene Cutting)
  • OFC (Oxyfuel Gas Cutting)
  • PAC (Plasma Arc Cutting)
  • CAC-A (Air Carbon Arc Cutting)