The Welding Program is designed to provide individual instruction for persons who desire to gain welding knowledge, techniques and applications or to learn basic welding skills for personal and/or home use. Students will develop skills needed to perform welding in various position and joint designs. Students may also receive certifications from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and the American Welding Society (AWS). This course covers both classroom and laboratory experiences.
Upon graduation, students may further their education through adult and technical-school programs in Metallurgy, Advanced Welding, and Pipefitting. Students may also study to become a certified welding inspector.
College-degree programs are available in the field of Welding Engineering.
Graduates may find employment as a barge maintenance worker or in areas such as fabrication shops, construction sites, and steel mills.
Fabricators, pipe fitters, millwrights, sheet metal workers, iron workers, maintenance mechanics, plumbers, welding instructors, and certified welding inspectors.