Welding Technology

Program Overview

CIP Code: 48.0508

The Comprehensive Welding Program spans three years, equipping students with a robust skill set and theoretical understanding of welding. In the foundational first year, emphasis is placed on safety protocols, basic metallurgy, and hands-on experience in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). The second year delves into advanced techniques, introducing Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), ...Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Carbon Arc Cutting, and Oxyfuel Cutting/Welding. Year three focuses on refining skills through advanced applications, honing blueprint reading and interpretation abilities, and imparting knowledge of industrial codes and standards. Students graduate with not only proficiency in various welding processes but also a deep understanding of safety, machine operations, blueprint interpretation, and adherence to industry standards, positioning them for successful careers in welding and fabrication.

  • High Priority Occupation
  • Non-Traditional Career - Female
  • Eligible to: Mifflin County / Juniata County / Other
  • SOAR Eligible
  • Co-Op Eligible
Student welding with other students watching
Bridget Fausey

Bridget Fausey


Enrollment Process

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Instructor Biography

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OSHA 10 certification
AWS D1.1 structural steel certification.

Employer Partners

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Possible Careers

Graduates of the Welding Technology program go straight into the workforce or get further schooling. Students can become a welding inspector, pipe welder, TIG welder, fabricator, bridge/structural welder and ironworker just to name a few!

Required Items

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Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Penn College Dual Enrollment:
WEL114: 2.0 credits Shielded Metal Arc l
WEL116: 2.0 credits Shielded Metal Arc ll
WEL120: 2.0 credit Gas Metal Arc l
WEL123: 2.0 credit Gas Tungsten Arc l...
WEL124: 2.0 credit Gas Metal Arc ll
WEL129: 2.0 credit Gas Tungsten Arc ll
WEL132: 2.0 credit Flux Core l
WEL136: 2.0 credit Flux Cored ll

Career & Technical Student Organization

Advanced Manufacturing Club


Level 1 & 2 students 9:20-11:40, Level 2 & 3 Students 12:40-2:50

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Post-Secondary Opportunities

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