is a challenging and rewarding career that combines the manual techniques of
traditional welding processes with new digital skills used in robotic
welding. With continual advanced in welding
technology, students in this program will study manufacturing materials and
processes, including basic metallurgy and electricity, as well as print reading
and fundamental quality assurance concepts.
The welding processes that students will master include Gas Metal Arc
Welding (GMAW or “MIG” welding), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or “stick”),
and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW or “TIG”).
Automated welding is taught using a FANUC robot and controller with a
Lincoln Electric welder. Basic Certificate
completers will be able to gain jobs as welders and entry level jobs in
automated (or robotic) welding.