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Welding - Hays FHSU campus

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Welding Engineering Technology/Technician Associates Degree

One Year Certificate (CIP Code: 48.0508)

In the welding classroom the students will be engaged in welding safety, theory, mathematics, cost analysis/layout, blueprint reading, and pipe template development for the pipe trades. The program consistently places in state and national welding competitions, and is very well respected in the welding industry. Employment for students is wide and varied. Employment primarily consists of: construction, piping, fabrication and TIG welding in various areas across the U.S. Student placement is excellent due to the high standards of work ethic and timeliness stressed throughout the course and an excellent working relationship with business and industry.

In the laboratory/shop students will be involved in all phases used in the welding industry; to include: SMAW (Stick welding), Oxyfuel welding/cutting, Carbon Arc cutting/gouging, GMAW (MIG welding) and GTAW (TIG welding). Students will become proficient in all positions, on mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel sheet, plate and pipe according to AWS, ASME and API codes and standards.

Upon completion of the program, students can become a certified welder in a variety of welding disciplines by successfully passing certification tests. The program is a Nationally recognized Level I and II American Welding Society SENSE institution for welder training.







Please address any program questions to:

Instructor, Department Chair
Bob Meistrell
:   bmeistrell@ncktc.edu
Office: (785) 628-5323