The welding program is designed to prepare individuals with in-depth training and
skills for entry-level employment in a wide variety of careers as a welder in light
or heavy fabrication, construction, and manufacturing. Training focuses on the theory
and application to provide essential skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW),
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes in all
positions, using plate and pipe. Students will also gain knowledge in layout and
fabrication as well as blueprint reading for welders, safety and metallurgy. The
program is offered at the Wharton campus only.