Career Major - FCAW Structural Welder

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FCAW Structural Welder - Fairview Campus
The FCAW Structural Welder career major prepares students to do quality structural welding on steel in structural fabrication and manufacturing shops.  Instruction includes welding theory, fabrication, layout, print reading, welding symbols, math and welding codes with an emphasis in Flux-cored Arc Welding (FCAW) techniques.  FCAW welders specialize in performing welds in accordance with welding procedure specifications.

Career Major Length: 330 hours

SOC Code: 51.4120
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Fundamentals of Welding 30
Welding Detail Drawings 30
Metal Characteristics & Properties 30
Metal Preparation & Heat Treatments 30
Fundamentals of Cutting Processes 30
Oxy-fuel Cutting 30
Welding Blueprints 15
GMAW/FCAW Equipment & Setup 15
Welding Joint Fit-Up and Adjustment 15
Weld Quality 15
FCAW Plate 60
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 - $660
Full-time out-of-district adult - $1,320
Full-time materials use fees - $165

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