4 Credits per semester
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Welding Technology includes classroom and laboratory experiences that develop a variety of skills detailed in American Welding Society (AWS) Entry Level Guidelines and Certifications. Areas of study include electric welding and flame and plasma cutting. Instructional activities emphasize properties of metals, safety issues, blueprint reading, electrical principles, welding symbols, and mechanical drawing through projects and exercises that teach students how to weld industrial metals in four basic welding positions. Reinforcement of mathematical skills in geometry, precision measurement, and estimation will be part of the daily instruction. Understanding the principles of metallurgy, gases, and materials science is integral to this course.
Career and Technical Student Organization:
(Skills USA) Students can participate in community service projects and various skill competitions through Skills USA. Through these activities students develop leadership and organizational skills, team building, interpersonal communications, and enhanced technical skills.