This Entry Level Welding certificate is designed to prepare students for work in a variety of settings using welding and fabrication. Students learn the hazards of welding to health and safety, as well as essential information that they apply to shop safety procedures. Students become familiar with blueprint reading, and acquire the skills needed to set up equipment, make repairs, and use oxyacetylene and plasma arc cutting processes in structural welding. Additionally, students learn welding in all positions and on various joint configurations using the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process and the gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Entry Level Welding certificate program, students should be able to:
Follow shop safety procedures
Read and interpret an industry standard blueprint
Utilize the oxyacetylene and plasma arc cutting processes
Produce a variety of welds in all positions and joint configurations using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)