Career Major - Combination Welder

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Combination Welder - Fairview Campus
The Combination Welder career major prepares students to do quality welding for a variety of construction and manufacturing jobs using multiple structural welding techniques. Instruction will cover welding theory and safety, fabrication, layout, print reading, symbols, math, welding codes, metal characteristics/properties and oxyfuel cutting. Students will learn to perform high quality welds in accordance with welding procedure specifications used in a variety of welding occupations. They will also gain an introduction to pipe welding skills, using SMAW, FCAW and GTAW techniques.

Career Major Length: 1050 hours

SOC Code: 51.4120
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Introduction to Welding & Cutting Processes 90
Welding Detail Drawings 30
Metal Preparation & Heat Treatments 30
Metal Characteristics & Properties 30
Welding Joint Fit-Up and Adjustment 15
SMAW Equipment & Setup 15
SMAW Electrodes 15
Welding Blueprints 15
Weld Quality 15
SMAW Beads & Fillet Welds 120
SMAW Open V-Groove Welds 120
Plasma Arc Cutting 15
Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging 15
Workforce Staging 30
GMAW/FCAW Equipment & Setup 15
FCAW Plate 60
FCAW Pipe 45
GMAW Plate 60
GTAW Aluminum Plate 45
GTAW Equipment and Filler Materials 15
GTAW Pipe 60
GTAW Carbon Steel Pipe 90
SMAW Open Root Pipe Welds 105

Campus Location
: Fairview

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes.

Who Can Enroll: High School Juniors and Seniors & Adults

Student Organization: SkillsUSA

Tuition and Materials Use Fees:
Full-time in-district adult tuition - $2,100
Full-time out-of-district adult - $4,200
Full-time materials use fees - $525

Salary Range:

Helpful Attributes and Abilities:

  • Reading, language and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • An ability to compute percentages, measurements and simple fractions
  • A basic knowledge of general science
  • Good eye-hand coordination

Cluster: Manufacturing

Pathway: Manufacturing/Welding & Metal Fabrication

Instructor: Mr. JP Parker

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Updated 8/18/15