2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Sep 23, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

Welding Technology - Stainless Certificate


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Certificate: 32 Hours

This hands-on program provides skills-based instruction needed to secure jobs in the local stainless steel and aluminum welding industry. Coursework provides fundamental instruction in the major welding processes including Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) along with training in safety, blueprint reading, oxy-fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting and carbon arc cutting.  Advanced welding classes will focus on GMAW and GTAW welding skills along with fabrication and finishing techniques to prepare the graduate for testing and certification for local stainless and aluminum fabrication shops.  For an expedited path to employment, students may also complete the WLD 230 Industrial Welding Specialist 20-week welding program.  The lab facility at the Springfield campus is a certified Accredited Testing Facility by the American Welding Society (AWS) https://www.aws.org/, 8669 NW 36 Street #130, Miami, FL 33166-6672, (800) 443-9353.

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