Welding

  • The median annual pay for welding professionals ranges from $29,000.00 to $67,500.00.
    Experienced, expert welders can make well over $100,000.00 per year.

                                                                (Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics)    

     

    Welding student, seated and wearing face mask, bends over a welding a project as sparks fly

    The Welding Program instructs students in multiple different welding types and techniques. Students also learn how to approach a welding job from estimating the time and cost of a job to designing the process that will be used to accomplish the work. Fourth year students have the opportunity to learn advanced techniques in class or to begin their career via work/study programs. Membership and certifications are available through the American Welding Society.

      

    Instructor assisting two welding students with operation of equipment Curriculum

    Year 1:
    AWS safety, basic skills, history of welding,
    shield metal arc welding (SMAW),
    |oxy-acetylene, gas metal welding

    Year 2:
    Vertical up welding, overhead welding,
    GTAW (TIG) welding, aluminum, carbon steel,
    stainless steel

    Year 3:
    Job/Career possibilities,
    intermediate fabrication, thin materials,
    pipe welding

    Year 4:
    Repair work, mass production techniques,
    3G, 5G, 6G welding, cast iron welding,
    oxy-fuel brazing

     

    Classes meet for 3 periods/2 hours per day, 5 days a week

    Average number of new students accepted per year: 17

    Opportunity for professional certifications: YES

    Opportunity to earn college credits: NO

     

    Future Careers

    Construction IndustryInspector
    Ironworker
    Manufacturing Industry
    Military Engineer
    (SEABEES/Army Corps of Engineers)
    Metallurgist
    Research Engineer
    Robotics Industry

      

    Welding

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    Drivers Academy International
    Green Mountain College
    Ironworkers Local 11
    Monmouth College
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
    Raritan Valley Community College
    Sheet Metal Workers Local 25
    United States Army
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