Welding & Manufacturing
WCC’s Welding and Manufacturing Program maintains the AWS (American Welding Society) Entry Level I & II Certification. Welding Technology prepares the student with occupational skills in the field of industrial welding. Students will have the opportunity to earn two AWS prequalified welding certifications.
Few career choices offer such vast options for employment and personal development as welding. From industry production lines, to the laboratory, to research and development, to national defense, to sales and repair, the varied welding industry impacts virtually every industry on the globe. From deep in the oceans to high above the planet, there is a position within the welding industry for ambitious, smart professionals ready to excel and achieve new heights!
Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. Heat is applied to the pieces to be joined, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Because of its strength, welding is used to construct and repair parts of ships, automobiles, spacecraft, and thousands of other manufactured products. Welding is used to join beams when constructing buildings, bridges, and other structures, and pipes in nuclear power plants and refineries.
The welding class is open to High School juniors, seniors, and adult students. Students will begin their training with Welding 1 and after successful completion will advance to Welding 2.
Students will learn basic welding techniques, including:
- Oxyfuel Cutting
- SMAW in all positions
- Basic Project Layout and Design
- Blueprint Reading
- GMAW in all positions
- GTAW in all positions
- Computer Aided Plasma Cutting
- Manufacturing Processes and Skills