Welding Technology

Program Information

Career Cluster: Manufacturing
Pathway: Welding
DOE Code: 5776
High School Credits: 6
End of Course Assessment:
Dual Credits: 9,Ivy Tech INDT 114, WELD 108
Prerequisites: None
Industry Certifications (National) Available: AWS Certifications


Welding Technology is a one year program which 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.