“Welding is a great trade to be in right now because more high paying jobs are becoming available in the welding field.”
- Learn safety procedures, oxy-acetylene welding, gas metal arc welding (MIG), tungsten inert gas welding (TIG), shielded metal arc welding, fabrication, blueprint reading, and welding symbols
- Gain hands-on experience completing client projects
- Potential to earn the American Welding Society (AWS) and the National Center of Construction Education Research (NCCER) certifications
Students in the Welding program learn about building things from small structures, to tall ships, and skyscrapers. In this program, students will learn all the skills necessary for a career in the welding field, which is currently full of opportunities and is financially rewarding.
Students in the Welding program will learn safety procedures, oxy-acetylene welding, gas metal arc welding (MIG), tungsten inert gas welding (TIG), shielded metal arc welding, fabrication, blueprint reading, and welding symbols.
As juniors, one of their first big projects is to build a ship out of metal in their hands-on lab. Through the process of oxyacetylene welding, students are given the safety aspects of the two gases, and are taught how to use templates to lay out the patterns for the ships on 18-gauge metal. Each student then cuts, fabricates, assembles, and brazes the pieces that results in a ship that they can keep as a reminder of their first steps in learning to weld.
Students in the MVCTC Welding Program will earn highly skilled training for an in-demand career field. After completing the two-year program, students will be able to pursue careers as Combination Welders, Welding Equipment Salespersons, Welding Technicians, and with additional training could become Shop Foremen, Shop Owners/Managers, Welding Engineers, Inspectors, Certified Welders, or Welding Instructors.
For more information on this career field, check out the links below:USA Today - "Shortage of welders sparks interest in training"NBC News - "Welders in Hot Demand"American Welding SocietyWelding Careers