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Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing
Welding is more than just joining two pieces of metal together. It’s considered an art by those in the field and is an important part of any major construction project.
You’ll train in many phases of combination welding with code certification requirements, including stick, TIG, MIG, metal theory, blueprint reading, oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting.
“Over the next 10 years, 200,000 to 225,000 welders are going to be needed. This is an industry that is not going to go away,” says John Mendoza, president of the 68,000-member American Welding Society.
Frequently asked questions about welding
What is welding?
Welding is important because it is one of the most essential journeyman trades in the world. Without welding, there would be no vehicles on the road and many buildings, gates and fences would cease to exist.
What type of places or positions do welding students work in after graduation?
Welders can work anywhere in the world. Countless industries rely on welders for example:
- Medical devices
- Oil rigs
- Race cars
- Cell phones
What certifications and affiliations are offered through the welding program?
Graduates are eligible for AWS (American Welding Society) Structural Standards (D1.1.) American Welding Society (Plate).
What kind of person would make a good welder?
Someone that is good with their hands, is patient, has good hand-eye coordination, and is self-motivated would make a good welder.