Welders work in a wide variety of industries – from automobile manufacturing, aerospace, shipbuilding and many other types of manufacturing. Their duties include joining metal parts by fusing them together and creating a permanent bond. In the Welding Technician program, learn basic welding and metal fabrication skills to perform tasks associated with entry-level jobs in the field. Develop an understanding of blueprint reading; learn the safe handling of cutting equipment, gas cylinders, manual and machine oxygen fuel cutting, plasma cutting and air carbon arc cutting; and get introduced to gas metal arc welding and flux core arc welding techniques.
Prepare for jobs such as welders, cutters, solderers and brazers.
Credits earned in the 18-credit Welding Technician program can be applied to the 30-credit Metal Fabrication/Welding program.
As a complement to the program, several short-term manufacturing certificates are available within the School of Applied Technologies.
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