Welding & Metal Fabrication

Course Description:

Welding is the most common way to permanently join metal parts. Students in this class will learn technical knowledge and skills to join or cut metal surfaces using stick welding, tig welding, mig welding, and flux core welding. Safety practices are a focus in this program. Instruction includes welding symbols, properties of metals, types and uses of electrodes and welding rods, and blueprint reading.

Skills Learned:

Some of the skills a student will be able to perform are safely operate welding equipment, weld plate, weld in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead portions, fabricate items, operate a power shear, layout a template, Interpret lines, symbols, and views. Students will also learn to weld using steel, aluminum, and stainless steel, use oxyfuel, plasma, and air carbon cutting equipment.

Related Occupations and Earnings:

Related occupations include Welders and Metal Fabricators. Earnings range between $12-$60/hour.

Post-Secondary Opportunities:

Articulated credits can be earned toward an Associate’s Degree at Institutions such as Westmoreland County Community College, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and Pennsylvania College of Technology

Instructor(s):

Mr. Baur & Mr. Sidun – Welding & Metal Fabrication Instructors
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1346 & 1353
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

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