If you apply math skills, like to work with your hands, and are interested in an exciting career that can provide you numerous opportunities, then you should consider this program.
You Will Learn:
- 4 major welding processes along with oxy-fuel and plasma cutting
- How to weld in flat, vertical, horizontal, and overhead positions
- How to read welding symbols and understand blueprints
A Typical Student
The typical student is a solid academic student on track with credits for graduation. Students who enroll in Welding Technology like hands-on work and plan to pursue a career in a technical field. Successful students have the patience and attention to detail to solve problems using the skills they have learned. They can work on projects independently or with other students. They take initiative, check their work as needed, and stay on task without constant supervision. Safety is a primary focus, and students must follow the guidelines to keep themselves and others safe.
Get Yourself Ready
You will use math skills to solve problems and complete welding projects. To be prepared, focus on doing well in algebra and geometry courses. Employment and admission into apprenticeship programs and specialty training programs can be competitive. To increase your chances, do your best in all high school courses. The following courses will help prepare you for the Welding Technology career program, further education and training, and a career in the welding industry:
- Algebra I
- Introduction to Manufacturing
- Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW-IED)
- Principles of Engineering (PLTW-POE)