Welding

Welding courses:

Welding 1 - 0.5 credit     (grades 9-12)
This course offers an introductory shop experience in developing skills in basic welding, metal working, and metal construction. Students will gain experience in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (stick welding), and Gas Metal Arc Welding (wire-feed welding). Students will also learn to use the oxy-fuel cutting torch and plasma torch. Basic tape measure reading and weld symbols are also covered in Welding Tech 1.  All personal projects must have prior approval by the instructor.  Safety training must be completed prior to student entering the lab.

Welding 2 - 0.5 credit     (grades 9-12)
Required prerequisite: Welding for Gals or Welding 1.  Students will expand on skills learned in the first welding course by doing vertical down and vertical up welding techniques in the GMAW and SMAW process.  Students will also learn how to operate various other tools of the welding trade such as the band saw, Scotchman, chop saw, pedestal grinder etc. Students will have time for larger scale projects in this class upon successful completion of assigned welds.  Blueprint reading will also be covered in this course.  Safety training must be completed prior to student entering the lab. 

Welding 3 - 0.5 credit     (grades 10-12)
Required prerequisite: Welding 2.  Welding Tech 3 will be a primarily project-oriented class.  Students will have the opportunity to
work on projects of their own choosing.  Projects must have prior approval from the instructor and students will be responsible for supplying most of the materials for these projects.  Students will also learn the GTAW (TIG Welding) process, as well as how to weld overhead and how to weld out of position joints using SMAW and GMAW.  Students in this course will have the opportunity to earn dual credit at Mitchell Technical Institute.

Welding 4 - 0.5 credit     (grades 10-12)
Required prerequisite: Welding 3.  Welding Tech 4 will be a primarily project-oriented class.  Students will have the opportunity to
work on projects of their own choosing.  Projects must have prior approval from the instructor and students will be
responsible for supplying most of the materials for these projects.  Students will also learn how to weld aluminum using the GTAW (TIG welding) process and using the push-pull guns for wire-feed welding.  Students in this course will have the opportunity to earn dual credit at Mitchell Technical Institute.

Welding 5 - 0.5 credit     (grades 11-12)
Required prerequisite: Welding 4.  Welding 5 is a project-based course during which students will use the skills that they have learned in the previous four courses and build personal projects.  Projects must have prior approval from the instructor and students will be responsible for supplying most of their own materials for these projects.  This course is also geared toward post-high school planning with the option of having one on-the-job experience at one of the local businesses.  Students in this course will have the opportunity to earn dual credit at Mitchell Technical Institute.

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