The mission of the Welding program is to provide the student training in all phases of welding in the ever changing technological work place. Students master the basic welding techniques for both acetylene and arc welding. Individuals study the physical properties of metal, the effects of heat, thickness allowances, shrinkage, basic joint design and layout. The student may also become proficient in advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), oxy-acetylene cutting and welding, semi-automatic arc (MIG) and learn to weld stainless steel, aluminum, and other metals with tungsten inert gas (TIG).
Practical experience is gained in all areas of Welding through shop practice, projects and repair work utilizing hands-on application. Completion of the Welding program prepares the student for employment within the manufacturing and welding industry.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
1405 Madison St.
Shelbyville, TN 37160
925 Dinah Shore Blvd
Winchester, TN 37398
Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand-soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 10,180
Current job openings per year: 1,310