Welding Technology

Welding Technology Plaque

We teach students how to join metal and how to join the welding world. 

The Welding Technology program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills in gas, arc,
shielded, and non-shielded metal arc, brazing, flame-cutting, and plasma welding. Hand, semi-automatic, and automatic welding processes are also included in the instruction.

Students first learn the science, then the safety, then the practice of welding. Students in Welding Technology learn all about the high-temperature metal-joining techniques of the trade, then combine the technical knowledge with the skills taught by industry professionals. Safety, testing materials, different welding processes and reading blueprints are part of the instruction, but much of the learning is in the doing. Understanding the different types of welding, and the processes that accompany the welding process go a long way out of high school into the industry. Our students graduate with a deep knowledge of the welding industry.

Instruction covers the welding standards established by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Bureau of Ships. The specific welding students learn are Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW.) Students also learn Oxy-Acetylene Welding (OAW), Cutting (OFC-A), and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC).


OSHA 10 (Construction), National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER), American Welding Society (AWS) – Levels I or II

Career Opportunities:

with 4-year college degrees or higher

  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • LEED Construction Commissioner

with 2-year college degrees

  • Architectural Drafter
  • Building Inspector
  • Construction Estimator
  • Construction Manager

with certifications

  • Interior/Exterior Finishing
  • General Contractor
  • Plumbing Assistant
  • Painter
  • Property Manager

Instructor: Mr. James Blocker