Welding is a critical skill needed for many jobs ranging from construction and manufacturing to metal art. Highly skilled welders are always in demand and those willing to travel, the possibilities are endless. Novice welders can expect to find many different opportunities in a wide range of fields including pipe welding and ironworking to just name a few. Experienced welders can find work in these areas as well as many other industries including agriculture, transportation, construction, shipbuilding, nuclear energy, aviation, and aerospace. A welder’s career opportunities expand by earning a degree from a technical school or college, and by their degree of knowledge and experience. Skills that make a good welder include: excellent hand-to-eye coordination, good fine motor skills, an inquisitive mind as to how things work and go together, patience and good communication skills.
PRINCIPLES OF MANUFACTURING
One Semester 1 credit Grade 10-12
Principles of Manufacturing is designed to provide students with exposure to various occupations and pathways in the Advanced Manufacturing career cluster, such as Machining Technology, Electromechanical Technology, Mechatronics, and Welding. In order to gain a holistic view of the advanced manufacturing industry, students will complete all core standards, as well as standards in two focus areas. Throughout the course, they will develop an understanding of the general steps involved in the manufacturing process and master the essential skills to be an effective team member in a manufacturing production setting.
One Semester 1 credit EPSO Grade 10-12
Prerequisite: Principles of Manufacturing
A course in which students will learn basics skills and knowledge related to cutting and welding applications. Course content includes safe practices, career research, leadership development, and basic arc welding and thermal cutting skills. Combined with the second and third year courses, Basic Principles of Welding and Welding Applications and Certification, the student should be prepared for Entry Level Welder Certification, as defined by American Welding Society QC10.
One Semester 1 credit EPSO Grade 11-12
Prerequisite: Welding I
A course designed to follow Introduction to Welding, in which students will learn more advanced skills and knowledge related to cutting and welding applications. Development of welding and cutting skills will be continued in the context of a series of projects. Combined with the third year course, Advanced Welding Applications and Certification, the student should be prepared for Entry Level Welder Certification, as defined by American Welding Society QC10.
Last Updated: February 4, 2022