Entry-Level Welding (O.E.)
The entry-level welding occupational endorsement is a focused program that can be completed in as little as one year and has been designed to prepare you to succeed in the structural welding industry and to pass the American Welding Society test, used as an industry standard.
Coursework included in the occupational endorsement will develop your knowledge and skills in basic oxyacetylene, arc welding and flame cutting, basic MIG and TIG welding, shielded metal arc welding gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, metal fabrication and applied mathematics.
Welding is an important industrial skill, useful in a variety of areas. Individuals trained in welding often find employment opportunities in the construction, agriculture, mining, transportation, aviation, and petroleum industries. Training ranges from welding basics to advanced pipe and structural metal fabrication.
Program is completed through in-person courses in which student receive both classroom and practical hands-on learning experiences. Class size is limited, so students will receive individual help and attention.
The program is a cohort based program that accepts up to 16 students per cohort. Each student cohort progresses through a pre-determined sequence of courses throughout the fall and spring semesters.
The occupational endorsement certification in welding and materials technology is designed for beginning students who want to learn to cut and weld, as well as students seeking more advanced courses in order to take their welding skills further. Our program emphasizes welding safety in every course and develops the students’ ability to recognize hazardous situations encountered in the workplace.
Advanced students may work toward American Welding Society certification or pursue advanced projects. Students may request credit by examination for any WMT class.
Students are required to provide their own personal gear for the welding courses in which they enroll. Contact the Welding department for a list of required welding gear.
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