Teacher - Thomas Jackson
Phone: 609-465-2161 x111
This course will provide student with an introduction to the welding field. Students will spend most of their time in a class studying terminology, safety, set-up and shut-down of all welding equipment and related tools of the trade. Time will also be spent in the welding shop so students will get hands experience with oxy-acetylene cutting, welding and brazing along with arc welding.
This course will build on skills learned in Welding I. A higher percentage of time will be spent in the shop reviewing the basic skills along with learning Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). These welding skills will be developed by progressing from Flat, Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead positions. In addition to this, pipe welding in the horizontal rolled, horizontal fixed and vertical fixed position are taught. Progress will be based on the schools task lists.
The course in welding will provide the student the opportunity to apply and develop skills learned in Welding I and II by laying out and fabricating school projects and doing job cards for the community. Students who have completed the program will get a certificate or a letter of hours. Progress is based on the school's task lists.
The course in welding prepares the student for entry into the metals construction industry. The practical experiences in the shop are designed to broadly qualify the student for employment in the building construction and repair industry, the boat building and/or repair industry and the power/energy generating industry. Students are trained in the use of the oxy-acetylene process which includes metal cutting, welding, brazing and soldering. Various types of arc welding such as Shielded Metal arc welding, Gas Tungsten arc welding and Gas Metal arc welding, are taught in depth.