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Welding Technology

Curriculum Description

Welding Technology
Career Cluster:      Manufacturing
Pathway:               Production

Program Major    Welding Technology

Pathway Description
The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries.  Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

The following represents one way in which the certificate can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success. (CTE-Y C50420P1)


NC CIP: 48.0508
POS Approved: Fall 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 1 3 0 2
WLD 115 SMAW [Stick] Plate 2 9 0 5
WLD 131 GTAW [TIG] Plate 2 6 0 4
WLD 141 Symbols & Specifications 2 2 0 3
  Total: 7 20 0 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
WLD 121 GMAW [MIG] FCAW/Plate 2 6 0 4
  Total: 2 6 0 4

Total Credit Hours: 18

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