Welding Program graduates will:
- Identify safe welding practices and procedures conforming to American Welding Society (AWS) Z 49 standards.
- Demonstrate practical knowledge of making welds with all types of mild steel electrodes, arc air gouging and the welding of mild steel in all positions in a safe manner.
- Exhibit a basic understanding of metallurgy required of a competent welder.
- Interpret both basic and advanced welding fabrications blueprints including: welding symbols, weld testing symbols, structural steel shapes, and welding specifications.
- Document advanced knowledge and techniques for the safe and successful operation of gas tungsten welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and oxy fuel gas welding.
- Demonstrate knowledge of code practices and procedures in American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1.
- Perform an American Welding Society (AWS) 1G with a backing strip test or 3G with an open root.