Welding Technology

Instructor: Sean Edwards


Students will learn different welding processes to weld on carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel for fabrication of, but not limited to; boilers, lifting devices, boom trucks, metal buildings, nearly anything metal. Also covered is the construction of bridges, large buildings, and pipelines, etc.

Program Overview

The welding program curriculum will include trade terms, safety, reference books, charts and manuals of codes and standards, blueprint reading (including welding symbols), beginning heat treating and metallurgy, welding power sources, consumables, and applied industrial math.

The following welding skills are taught:

  • Oxyfuel Welding, Brazing and Cutting - both manual and automated
  • Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding.
  • Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding.
  • Metal forming processes including drilling, grinding and finishing, pressbrake, punch press, saws and shears
  • Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding - including short circuit, globular, spray & pulsed MIG transfer.
  • Flux Core Arc Welding - shielded & self-shielded.
  • Metal Core Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - including pulsed TIG on carbon steel, aluminum & stainless steel.
  • Plasma Arc Cutting - manual and automated.
  • Quality Control
  • Shop Projects
  • Directed Study
  • Resume & Applications
  • NOTE: All welding testing is in accordance with American Welding Society D1.1 Welding Code current edition.

Upon successful completion of program, students are eligible to take Welding Certification exams or tests.

Entry into an occupation related to this program's field of study does not require national and/or state licensure or have any unique requirements for advancement.

Articulated college credit is available through this program. For more information, click here.

Program Length

High school students will complete this program over two years. Hillyard Technical Center follows the St. Joseph School District school calender for start dates, end dates, and holidays. District calendars can be found under the District Info tab on the SJSD website home page.

Program Admission Requirements

Secondary students (those currently in high school) must apply through their high school counselor.

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