Mr. Hannan
Technology and Engineering
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High School
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Education Standards

Welding as a Career

Welding as a Career


The Welding Fabrication & Robotics Associate Degree program prepares learners to program and operate CNC cutting and forming equipment, as well as robotic welders, and develops the skills needed to work in an advanced metal manufacturing environment. Learners also expand their print reading skills through fabrication layout, fixturing, and precision measurement. Welding metallurgy and machine shop principles are also studied. Critical thinking skills are built through problem-solving activities that foster teamwork, positive attitudes, and an understanding of global competition.

Welding DC

The course is taught at a high school level and guided by NTC

What you will learn in this Course

Course Competencies

Once completed with this course, you should be able to:

Identify basic joints and welds

Make surface and fillet welds with the SMAW process 

Make fillet and groove welds with the GMAW short circuit process

Make fillet welds with the GMAW spray process

Make fillet welds with the FCAW process

Make fillet welds with the GTAW process

Welding DC

This course highlights the similarities in equipment and technique between the
major arc welding processes. Students complete introductory-level competencies in
the GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW processes. Material preparation skills include
shearing, sawing, grinding, and thermal cutting.

During the course I have local employers come in and tell me about the caeers they offer.