Manufacturing – WVEIS#MA1980
Can You Take The Heat?
Where would the auto, construction, shipbuilding, or manufacturing industries be without welders? Whether it’s an M1 Abrams tank or your grandfather’s lawnmower, it can’t be built or repaired without welders.
Welding is a very hands-on skill that requires physical strength, stamina, a strong understanding of the various materials used, and most of all, meticulous attention to detail. This program appeals to students interested in physical work, but are willing to study the theory necessary to understand the science behind the work.
Welders are in high demand in the U.S. military. If your plans after high school include military service, consider joining with welding skills already on your resume.
Of course, the demand is high in private industry as well. Some of the companies that hire welders are metal repair shops, auto repair shops, construction companies, pipeline companies, aircraft manufacturing plants, shipyards, and marine servicing companies.
What You Will Do in the Class
Read blueprints. Measure, cut, bend, shape, and weld to join sheets, scraps, and tubing of various metals to fabricate parts for construction and equipment repair projects and job.
Skills You Will Learn
Oxyacetylene, shielded metal arc, TIG, and MIG welding, blueprint reading, steel fabrication.
Tools You Will Use
Hand tools, cutters, grinders, oxyacetylene, shielded metal arc, TIG, and MIG welders.
Related Job Titles
Certified Pipe Welder
Related College Programs
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Our Happy Students
Welding has been a huge interest of mine since my seventh grade shop class. Since then, I have always wanted to learn all the different types of welding that the world may provide in my future endeavors. Mr. Albright has been an excellent instructor and welding educator over the past two years. James Rumsey Technical Institute Welding Technology Program delivers a relevant and rigorous curriculum and skill set, related to today’s industrial welding career market.
Applications for our high school programs are only open for a short term, usually from September through December. Please talk to your guidance counselor about the possibility of applying if the application period has already closed.