PA Dept of Education | CIP Code 48.0508
The Welding Technology course is a three-year program grades 10 through 12 and is open to both male and female students. The following entry-level employment skills are included in the curriculum oxyacetylene welding, brazing, oxy-fuel cutting, both hand and machine-operated, air carbon arc cutting, plasma arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, blueprint reading, practical mathematics for welders, welding certification, and welding metallurgy.
Welding is a method of joining materials by applying heat, pressure, or both with or without filler metal, to produce a permanent fusion. The successful welder must master the means and materials of the process, the goal of this program.
Welding Technology students are also taught the value of good workmanship, professionalism, and the development of a strong work ethic.
Occupational Profile: For information on this occupation’s description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state and national wages, and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s site for this career field at: http://online.onetcenter.org/link/summary/51-4121.06