Welding is the most common way to permanently join metal parts. Heat is applied to the pieces that are being joined, melting and fusing them together, which forms a permanent bond. The welding field is so diverse that it touches just about every career choice that is available today. A career choice in welding offers a vast array of options for employment and continuing personal development. Welding plays a key role in industry production lines, laboratories, research and development, national defense, sales & service, drag racing, custom motorcycle building, artwork, sculptures, pipelines, power plants, refineries, construction of all kinds, and maintenance & repair, to mention just a few areas.
The Welding Technology Diploma integrates theory with technical skills. Through the rigorous curriculum students will develop fundamental knowledge of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Oxygen Acetylene Welding (OFW) processes. Blueprint and math ability are also incorporated in the coursework. In addition, students will learn metal comprehension, industry safety practices and related equipment applications.
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