2022 MCCSC_Pathway Guide


Welding Technology Career Information


Concentrator A

Concentrator B


Principles of Welding Technology (7110)

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (7111)

Gas Welding Processes (7101)

Welding Technology Capstone (7226)


Principles of Welding Technology

Principles of Welding Technology includes classroom and laboratory experiences that develop a variety of skills in oxy-fuel cutting and basic welding. This course is designed for individuals who intend to make a career as a welder, technician, designer, researcher, or engineer. Emphasis is placed on safety at all times. OSHA standards and guidelines endorsed by the American Welding Society (AWS) are used. Instructional activities emphasize properties of metals, safety issues, blueprint reading, electrical principles, welding symbols, and mechanical drawing through projects and exercises that teach students how to weld and be prepared for postsecondary and career success.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

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This course involves the theory and application of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process. Process theory will include basic electricity, power sources, electrode selection, and all aspects pertaining to equipment operation and maintenance. Laboratory welds will be performed in basic weld joints with a variety of electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. Emphasis will be placed on developing the basic skills necessary to comply with AWS industry standards.

Gas Welding Processes

This is a course designed to cover the operation of Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) equipment. This will include all settings, adjustments, and maintenance needed to weld with a wire feed system. Instruction on both short-arc and spray-arc transfer methods will be covered. Tee, lap, and open groove joints will be done in all positions with solid, fluxcore, and aluminum wire. Test plates will be made for progress evaluation. Schools will have the option to introduce students to both MIG and TIG welding rather than focusing solely on MIG welding.

Welding Technology Capstone

The Welding Technology Capstone course builds upon the knowledge and skills developed in Welding Fundamentals, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Gas Metal Arc Welding by developing advanced welding skills in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG), pipe welding, and fabrication. As a capstone course, students should have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and use skills through an intensive work- based learning experience.

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