NMCC: Intro to Welding (1 cr)
EMCC: SMAW Structural Welding (2 cr)
NMCC: Occupational Safety (1 cr)
American Welding Society Certification
High School Credit:
3 Elective Credits
Welding & Metal Fabrication
Our Welding course provides an opportunity to learn skills needed for an exciting career in welding and metal fabrication. Topics covered in this high demand job field include oxy-fuel processes, as well as modern arc welding processes such as stick, TIG, MIG, flux-cored and pulse-arc welding. Related topics such as blueprint reading, computer-aided drafting and CNC plasma cutting prepare students for success in a wide range of occupations.
Students will practice these skills and techniques through classroom and “live work” projects. Emphasis is placed on subject matter, work attitude and employability skills. Entrepreneurial skills are incorporated in a school-based business. “CTC Enterprises” manufactures equipment that is marketed through local businesses
Many students take our Welding program as a “complimentary trade” meaning that it is a skill that is used in many other fields (Large Equipment, Agriculture, Auto Body, Auto Tech). Our dual enrollment with NMCC for Intro to Welding is a required class for all of the transportation trades majors (Auto Tech, Auto Body, Diesel Hydraulics).