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Welding and Fabrication Technology

Program Description


The competency-based welding and fabrication program trains the student in the safe and correct procedures used in shielded metal-arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding, MIG and TIG welding, and air arc and plasma cutting. Course content also includes the safe use and care of hand and power equipment found in welding and fabrication shops. Some of the equipment includes overhead cranes, grinders, power saws, ironworker, cold saws and drill presses.

The student will be prepared for entry into many trade and industry opportunities including construction, aerospace, automotive, heavy equipment, machinist, ship building and agriculture. This is only a small cross-section of job opportunities available to the student who successfully completes the program.

Program Goals

Students who successfully complete this program will possess:

  1. Specific skills and related knowledge in shielded metal arc welding, gas metallic arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and flux core arc welding.
  2. Specific skills and related knowledge in the set-up and usage of the following power equipment: ironworker punch/shear, drill press, overhead crane, cold saw, band saw, chop saw, grinders, plasma arc, and oxy-acetylene cutting.
  3. Individual initiative and responsibility as a craftsman.
  4. A working knowledge of fabrication and  blueprints.
  5. Understanding of occupational safety habits.

Consult the official program outline
for more information about this program.
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For more information....For more information:
Program Contact:Jeff Schwab
Phone: (509) 533-7154 or
1-800-248-5644 ext. 7154
Counseling Contact:Ric Villalobos, M.S., Counselor
Phone: (509) 533-7356 or
1-800-248-5644 ext. 7356
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