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What will you do
A welder takes various metal components and uses intense heat to fuse them together to form a final product. Thus, they must have the strength and skills to manage welding equipment. After completing a postsecondary training program they can be employed in numerous industries, including construction, steel, aerospace and motor vehicles, each of which may depend on their level of expertise.
- Entry: $16.06
- Average: $19.66
- Experienced: $30.64
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WEL 228 - Introduction to Welding, Safety, and Health of Workers
WEL 233 - Print Reading and Welding Symbol Interpretations
WEL 149 - Arc Welding
WEL 256 - Gas Metal Arc Welding
WEL 259 - Oxy-Acetylene Arc Welding
WEL 192 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Total Semester Hours Required: 16.5
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Demonstrate appropriate safe work habits when operating oxyfuel and electric welding equipment and function safely in a welding environment.
- Demonstrate welding operations with appropriate process on various metals and situations.
- Display manipulative skills with various welding processes to assure adequate weld integrity and appearance.
- Interpret blueprint welding symbols to fabricate components.
- Demonstrate the basic principles and application of metallurgy.
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