Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of student would like Welding?
Students who like to work with their hands and take pride in their work.
How many years is the program?
Two year program, but you can attend for only one year but you won't get the full experience.
Is there a lot of classwork? Do you have homework?
No homework and you work at your own pace by reading the mod (lesson) for the skill.
Are there any costs to participate in this program?
What is your typical day in this class?
Meet in the classroom for a half hour, then weld in the lab and hone our skills.
What types of processes do you use?
MIG, TIG, gas, stick, spot, plasma arc cutting, torch cutting, brazing, silver soldering.
What type of metals do you work with?
Steel, aluminum, stainless, cast iron, copper, titanium.
How big is the lab?
There is a large state-of-the-art lab plus a classroom. We have a stereo microscope to study welds forensically in the classroom, and in the lab there are individual booths with exhaust arms, grinders, saws, and a tensile test/guide bend tester, and large pieces of equipment like a shear.
Can you get burned?
Yes, but if you wear the proper personal protection equipment the risk is reduced.
What is the dress code?
Long sleeve shirts, long pants, steel toed boots, safety glasses.
What are the students and teachers like?
Friendly, helpful, and caring.
Can girls take welding and weld?
Can you get college credit?
Yes, up to 16 credits
What careers are there in welding?
Iron worker, engineers, bridge building, pipe fitter, underwater welder, boilermaker - the possibilities are endless