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Welding

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Description

Participants will learn the most commonly utilized welding processes including welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.

Career Details

Skills

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Safety and health of welders
  • Occupational orientation
  • Drawing and welding symbol interpretation
  • Welding mathematics
  • Welding inspection and testing principles
  • Cut and shape base metal with auxiliary equipment
  • Flame cut with oxy-fuel
  • Machine oxy-fuel gas cutting (track burner)
  • Plasma arc cutting
  • Air carbon arc cutting
  • Weld base metal with shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) equipment
  • Weld base metal with gas metal arc welding (GMAW) equipment
  • Weld base metal with flux cored arc welding (FCAW) equipment
  • Weld base metal with gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) equipment

Career Options

Career Options

Most Welding graduates go to work for manufacturing companies in plants or small machine shops. Most welders work full time in a noisy, high-speed environment.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to safety
  • Concentration
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Initiative

Welding Numbers to Know

$37K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months needed to complete career training

52

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