Welding Technology GMAW
The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry.
Course work includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.
Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.
- Interpret blueprints and weld the part to specification;
- Demonstrate the ability to select appropriate tools, welding supplies and equipment;
- Apply safe working practices as defined by OSHA for clothing, eye protection, hand tools, power equipment, ventilation handling, storage and disposal of scrap metal;
- Demonstrate an understanding of multiple welding techniques, flux core arc welding (FCAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) to produce welds that consistently meet industry and American Welding Society (AWS) standards.
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$17.66 average salary per hour.
$36,720 average salary per year.
Sources for salary information obtained from O*NET. Salaries may vary for reasons including but not limited to years of experience, place of employment, and specific occupations within each industry.