This program is designed to provide technical instruction and skill development for the student to become gainfully employed in the welding field. The highly individualized instruction provides for both classroom instruction and practical work experience using hand tools and welding equipment. The major emphasis of the course is placed on electric arc, oxy-acetylene, tig and mig welding. Practical experience is gained by shop practice, projects and repair work using a variety of metals including steel, stainless steel and aluminum along with various other metals and alloys.
Broad Units of Study include Metal Preparation & Identification, Selection of Electrodes & Filler Metals, Fuel and Shielding Gases, TIG & MIG, Basic Metallurgy, Joints and How to Weld Them, Layout & Fabrication, Oxy Fuel, Shielded Metal Arc and Gas Tungsten, Arc & Gas Metal Welding, Welding Symbols, Pipe Cutting & Welding, Code Testing and Technical Information.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
1405 Madison St.
Shelbyville, TN 37160
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: 6,920
Current job openings per year: 820