At MCC, students will learn welding techniques, including shielded metal arc welding, MIG welding, TIG welding, pipe welding, flame cutting and plasma cutting. Coursework includes interpreting blueprints, electrical fundamentals, welding metallurgy and American Welding Society electrode classifications.
(8Wk class, Offered twice per semester, On Campus at MCC-Maple Woods and MCC-Penn Valley ATSI)
Student will develop an awareness of the welding industry. Emphasis will be placed on American Welding Society (AWS) welding codes and standards as they relate to the construction, fabrication and maintenance industry.
(8Wk class, Offered twice per semester, On Campus at MCC-Penn Valley ATSI)
Student will develop an understanding of line interpretation and apply this knowledge to orthographic and isometric drawings. Skill development in recognizing structural shapes from prints and interpreting welding symbols on prints will also be emphasized.
MCC-Penn Valley is certified as an American Welding Society training facility.
The American Welding Society (AWS) determines industry standards for welding and is recognized worldwide. The AWS Level I and Level II curriculum has been implemented in all welding classes. These changes will better prepare our students for AWS certification and expand their career prospects.
Graduates can work as a welder, fabricator, maintenance welder, MIG/TIG welder, inspector, manager, salesperson, engineer, pipefitter and more. Our alumni work at construction companies, manufacturing companies, small businesses and maintenance companies.
Industrial welders work in a wide range of locations. A large number of welders travel about metropolitan areas servicing equipment at customer locations.
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Please check with an advisor for transfer information.