600 Hours per Year
September - June
Tuesday - Thursday
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Welding Technology students learn Entry Level to Advanced Welding skills.
Curriculum developed by the National Center for Construction Education and
Research covers OSHA safety requirements, shielded metal arc welding, gas
metal arc welding, oxy-fuel cutting, and carbon arc cutting to enhance job
opportunities. Local industries requiring new qualified welders to replace
retiring and advancing employees include river barge maintenance,
fabrication shops, construction companies, and equipment manufacturers to
name a few. The Collins Career Center Welding Technology program offers
American Welding Society certifications at Entry and Advance Levels.
Qualification and certification testing will ensure each student has developed
the skills necessary to be productive employees.
Fire Safety/ Emergency Procedures/ PPE
Weld Shop Safety/ Machinery Procedures
Handling Compressed Gases
Material Identification/ Testing
Weld Quality/ Testing
Blueprint/ Welding Symbols
Prepare Equipment and Materials for SMAW
SMAW Fillet Welds on Carbon Steel in All Positions
SMAW Groove Welds
Oxy-fuel Cutting and Welding
Prepare Equipment and Materials for GMAW
GMAW Fillet Welds
Carbon Arc Cutting
- In a fully functional welding lab, develop skills necessary to obtain
NCCER and AWS National Certifications.
- In a fully functional lab, develop safety skills a s recommended by the
Program Advisory Board.
- In a classroom environment, develop welding equipment knowledge as
recommended by the Program Advisory Board.