• About the Program:

    An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in gas, arc, shielded metal arc, brazing, and flame cutting welding. Students learn safety practices and types and use of electrodes and welding rods; properties of metals; blueprint reading; electrical principles; welding symbols and mechanical drawing; use of equipment for testing welds by ultrasonic methods and destruction and hardness testing; use of manuals and specification charts; use of portable grinders for surface cleaning; positioning and clamping; and welding standards established by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Bureau of Ships.

     

    Skills:

    • Metal Preparation
    • Oxy Fuel Cutting
    • Plasma Cutting
    • Stick Welding
    • MIG Welding
    • TIG Welding
    • Carbon Arc Cutting

    Employment Opportunities:

    • with BCAVTS Education: Entry-Level Welder
    • with BCAVTS Education + 2 year degree: Welding Technology
    • with BCAVTS Education + 4 year degree: Welding Technology Management, Welding Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering

    Recommended High School Courses:

    • English/Communications
    • Industrial Arts
    • Mathematics - Basic Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry
    • Computer Basics
    • Applied Sciences, Chemistry, Physics

     

    Certifications:

    American Welding Society (AWS) (Press Ctrl + Hyperlink to view website)

    • Entry Level 1

    Accreditations:

    AWS Educational Institution

     

    Articulation Agreements:

    The Welding program currently offers advanced placement opportunities with the following post-secondary schools:
    • Triangle Tech 
    Upon successful completion of the NOCTI skill and written exams, students may receive six technology credits from Butler County Community College’s Industrial Management Technology program.