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    Career & Technical Education


    Program Description

    Welder fuses metal together

    Students will be instructed in blueprint reading, oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, brazing, arc welding, plasma cutting and welding, and pulse MIG welding. Career opportunities exist as production welder, machine operator, job shop welder, fabricator, pipeline, welder, sheet metal mechanic and welder, construction welder, and welding shop owner. This program is certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).


    Completer Courses

    • Welding 1
    • Welding 2

    Schools Offering Completer

    • CAT North
    • CAT South

    Potential Certifications

    NCCER Certification

    • Core
    • Level 1 Welding

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    • OSHA 10
    • American Association of Welding D1-1 Certification
    • American Welding Society (AWS) Certification

    Career Opportunities upon Program Completion

    • Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers ($37,480 - $81,590)
    • Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders ($37,060 - $91,750)
    • Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters ($37,530 - $79,080)
    • Maintenance Workers, Machinery ($33,940 - $77,960)

    Career Opportunities with Additional Education and Training

    • Electro- Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians ($50,900 - $99,900)
    • Materials Engineers ($80,160 - $176,280)

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