Career Major - Cutting Process Technician

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Cutting Process Technician - Fairview Campus
The Cuttin Process Technician career major prepares students for entry level welding employment where they will set up and operate welding cutting equipment to make straight line, curve, bevel and gouging cuts.  Instruction includes welding theory, fabrication, layout, print reading, welding symbols along with metal pre-preparation and heat treatments.  Students also receive training in basic cutting processes including plasma arc, air carbon arc and oxyfuel.

Career Major Length: 180 hours

SOC Code: 51.4120
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Fundamentals of Cutting Processes 30
Welding Detail Drawings 30
Metal Preparation & Heat Treatments 30
Plasma Arc Cutting 15
Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging 15
Oxyfuel Cutting 30
Workforce Staging 30


Campus Location: Fairview

Financial Aid Eligible: No.

Who Can Enroll: High School Juniors and Seniors & Adults

Student Organization: SkillsUSA

Tuition and Materials Use Fees:
Full-time in-district adult tuition - $360
Full-time out-of-district adult - $720
Full-time materials use fees - $90

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


Updated on 8/18/15