Structural Welder


This career major will involve the student in common welding and cutting processes used in metal fabrication of structural steel. Students will experience hands on skill building practice in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Air Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A), metal preparation and heat treating. Students will also be involved in blue printing reading and construction of items according to specifications. Strong, hand-eye coordination and tape measure reading skills are a plus.

Hours for Major: 840.0
Approved for Financial Aid: Yes
Open to 1st & 2nd year high school students and adults.



Fundamentals of Welding 30
Welding Detail Drawings 30
Metal Characteristics and Properties 30
Metal Preparation and Heat Treatments 30
Fundamentals of Cutting Processes 30
Oxyfuel Cutting 30
GMAW/FCAW Equipment Setup 15
GTAW Equipment & Filler Materials 15
SMAW Equipment & Setup 15
SMAW Electrodes 15
Welding Joint Fit Up and Adjustment 15
Welding Blueprints 15
Weld Quality 15
GMAW Plate 60
GTAW Plate 60
GTAW Aluminum Plate 45
FCAW Plate 60
SMAW Beads & Fillet Welds 120
SMAW Groove Welds with Backing 30
SMAW Open V Groove Welds 120
Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging 15
Plasma Arc Cutting 15
Workforce Staging 30