Welding and Fabrication Technology

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Welding plays an important role in the expansion and

production of our industries. Graduates of this program will be

ready for the challenge of this ceaselessly growing field. The

Welding program teaches methods to permanently fuse metals

by applying intense heat. Students will learn basic blueprint

reading, metallurgy, safety, testing and inspection. Theoretical

and practical study covers steel, aluminum and other materials.

Hands-on instruction includes oxy-fuel, shielded metal arc, gas

metal arc and gas tungsten steel welding techniques.

This program is certified by the American Welding Society.
 

SUCCESS PROFILE

Successful welders have good manual dexterity, eye-hand

coordination, physical strength and a working knowledge of

mathematical processes. Other personal characteristics include

the ability to work in close quarters, tolerance of strong odors,

heat and bright light. Most welders work well in an independent

setting.
 

MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

·         Introduction to Welding

·         Print Reading, Layout and Setup

·         Oxy-fuel Cutting and Welding

·         Shielded Metal Arc Welding

·         Gas Metal Arc Welding

·         Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

·         Metallurgy and Heat Treating

·         Plasma Cutting and Carbon-arc Cutting
 

POTENTIAL CAREERS

·         Welding Technician

·         Welding Engineer

·         Welding Inspector

·         Metal Fabricator

·         Welding Supervisor

·         Maintenance Welder

·         Ironworker

·         Boilermaker

·         Metallurgist

·         Underwater Welder

·         Pipe Welder

·         Shipbuilder

·         Steamfitter

·         Structural Steel Worker

·         Quality Control Technician
 

EMPLOYMENT AREAS

·         Manufacturing Plants

·         Welding and Repair Shops

·         Bridge Building Contractors

·         Ship Building Companies

·         Steel Industries
 

CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE

·         American Welding Society Entry Level Certification

·         Welding Code Certification

The Upper Bucks County Technical School will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in its educational programs, activities, or employment. The school will also take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, amended 2004 and Title II of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. For information about rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at Upper Bucks County Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. Phone: 215-795-2911. For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons, contact 215-795-2911.
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