welding

Welding and Metal Fabrication

  • Program Profile
    The welding industry is looking for talented, committed and qualified welders. It is projected that there will be a shortage of 400,000 welders nationwide by 2025. In Welding and Metal Fabrication you will develop entry level and advanced skills in shop safety, metal characteristics, welding applications and project management. Receive hands-on welding experience in one of the most modern and complete labs in Ohio. Oxyfuel welding (OFW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW) are all taught over the course of the two year program. Advanced Gas tungsten arc welding pipe (GTAWP) and shielded metal arc welding pipe (SMAWP) are available if you are up to the challenge. You will learn to identify and weld carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Seniors may also learn Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on .030 stainless steel welding in Phase I and Phase II on aerospace welding. Apprenticeship and job placement programs are available during the senior year if grade point average, attendance and teacher recommendation requirements are met.

    Career Opportunities
    Arc or Gas Welder
    MIG or TIG Welder
    Layout Technician
    Specialized Welder
    Aerospace Welder
    Oxyacetylene Welder
    Solderer
    Robotic Welder
    Welding Technician
    Welding Engineer

    Certifications and Credentials
    American Welding Society 1G, 2G and 3G Certification OSHA Safety

    Juniors and seniors can earn 1 G, 2G and 3G Welding Qualification 3/8 plate in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process, gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process and flux core arc welding (FCAW) process. Seniors may also learn Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on .030 stainless steel welding in
    Phase I and Phase II on aerospace welding.

    Career-Technical Student Organization affiliation – SkillsUSA

    College Connections
    Sinclair Community College and Clark State Community College

    Contact Mike Thompson, Welding instructor, at mthompson@greeneccc.com.