Welding

The job description of a welder is complex and challenging. However, this creates an exciting and rewarding lifestyle! No day of work as a professional welder is the same. Sometimes welders will spend the day cutting, shaping, and combining materials to make different parts for a variety of industries. Some of these may include the construction, engineering, automobile, or aerospace fields. Whichever field is chosen, the tasks tend to be similar across the board.

 

 

They pick the materials to be joined or cut, arrange them in an appropriate configuration, then follow a specific design or blueprint to create the desired product. Sometimes a welder has to perform certain melting methods on materials like lead bars to complete a project. Welders are also in charge of fixing structural repairs and making sure welding machinery and equipment is in great shape.

This program can be completed in two years (1080 clock hours).

Class starts in August each year.

First year:  Monday-Friday 7:15 AM-10:15 AM

Second year:  Monday-Friday 11:15 AM-2:15 PM

Required Courses:

  • Welding I

  • Welding II

  • Welding III

  • Welding IV

Elective Courses:

  • Blueprint Reading and Metallurgy

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding

  • Ornamental Metalwork

  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Certifications:

  • NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research)

  • SMAW State Certification

  • GMAW State Certification

  • GTAW Stainless Steel State Pipe Certification

  • GTAW Aluminum Pipe State Certification

  • GTAW Inconel Pipe State Certification

  • NOCTI

Sample Job Titles

Welder, Welder-Fitter, Fabricator, Maintenance Welder, MIG Welder, Spot Welder

Contact Us

Call (304) 256-4615​

Fax:  304-256-4674

Email:  info@wvact.net

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Link

Link to Raleigh County Schools

http://boerale.ss18.sharpschool.com/home