Course Description

The Welding Technology program is a one-year program made up of lecture and laboratory instruction. Theory and techniques pertaining to shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux core arc welding, oxy fuel cutting, and plasma cutting, will be discussed and practiced. Welding inspection as well as destructive and non-destructive testing will be discussed and experienced where available.

This course also teaches proper use and understanding of welding symbols, print reading and comprehension, and general fabrication of metal components. Welding engineering principles are taught through practical mathematics, reading, and writing. Upon completion of this course students will have the knowledge, skill, and resources to acquire a job in the field of welding or to continue their welding education.

Colleges for Articulation:

West Shore Community College, Ferris State University, Davenport University, Baker College - Muskegon, Kirkland Community College, Alpena Community College 


  • OSHA Safety in Welding and Cutting for Construction

  • OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training

  • AWS SENSE Level 1 

    1. Complete and Partial Certifications

Potential Careers

Course Considerations

  • Structural Welder

  • Pipe Welder

  • Welding Fabrication

  • Weld Inspection

  • Welding Sales

  • Welding Engineering

  • Welding Robotics

Welding Brochure

  • Self Motivated

  • Good Communication Skills

  • Enjoys hands on learning

  • Can work independently

  • Dedication to learning complex skills

  • Ability to adapt to new situations

Stephen Bieniek

CTE Instructor

Phone: 231-843-5708

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