Students in this class follow a prescribed curriculum provided by NCCER’s which covers topics such as Oxyfuel Cutting, Welding Symbols, and Stainless Steel Groove Welds. NCCER’s curriculum also correlates to the AWS SENSE (Schools Excelling through National Skills Education) standards and guidelines for an Entry Welder.

Additionally, students will learn safety skills, drawings, and welding processes which may include Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Flux-Cored Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding.

What does course completion provide?

  • May provide Dual Credit through Stark State College

  • Consumers can trust the quality of products students produce

  • Students can find jobs almost anywhere with this needed trade

Skills Necessary for Success

  • Tolerant of unusual odors (ie. chemicals, solutions, paint)

  • Basic to advanced reading skills and comprehension

  • Problem solving

  • Critical thinking

  • Active listening

  • Ability to perform precision measurements

  • Oral communication

  • Finger and manual dexterity

  • Eye to hand coordination and control

  • The ability to exert muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry objects

  • Ability to apply math skills (ie. shop math and angles)

  • Positive attitude

  • Team collaboration

  • Good attendance/ minimal tardiness

  • Safety to paramount

  • Tolerant of dust, dirt, smoke and debris

  • Be able to use hand and power tools