Instructor: Mr. Eric Cooper, Email me! 317-259-5265 x44031
One or two year program, two or three hours per day
Related College or Technical School Majors: Industrial Management, further Welding Certifications
Job Opportunities: Heavy construction, racing industry, oil industry, self-employed contractor, aircraft maintenance, fabricator
Certification(s) available: American Welding Society D1.1, OSHA 10-hour
Dual Credit: 6-9 Ivy Tech credits
Youth Organization: Skills USA
This program is designed to prepare students to join the workforce or continue their education. The main emphasis is placed on theory and practice of shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, oxy-fuel cutting. Students are also instructed on general shop safety and how to set up and use various hand and power tools safely. The welding program follows the American Welding Society (AWS) guidelines, which offers students the opportunity to earn an AWS certification. This certification will be recognized throughout the United States, Canada, and much of the world.
A trained welder has many opportunities for a rewarding career in the industry or he/she can become self-employed. The experienced welder makes excellent wages, but must be willing to work under conditions that often require strenuous physical activity.
Or, see your Guidance Counselor, or contact Carrie Dodd @ 259-5265 x44018 for more information!