The Welding Technology program is a 10 month program (1080 hours) designed to train students for a variety of entry-level positions in the welding and thermal cutting field. Students will learn the basics in the following welding and cutting process: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Oxy-Fuel Welding (OFW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Carbon-Arc Cutting (CAC-A) and Oxy-fuel Cutting (OFC). We follow the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum. After completing each book they will receive a nationally recognized certification and be put into the NCCER database. Students will also receive an OSHA 10-hour training card after completing the safety course. Students will also work on fabrication, grinding, blueprint reading, designing blueprints, CNC plasma cutting systems, and basic AutoCAD skills.
This program is nationally approved through the American Welding Society (AWS) and students who pass the SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, OFW plate or pipe test will be awarded a WV Department of Education Certificate. They will also be placed on the AWS registry for companies to view. Carver is a WV Department of Education Welding Certification Test Site.
Beginning fall of 2014, we will be a WVDE Simulated WorkPlace course. Students will learn the inner workings of a company by developing a policies and procedures manual detailing expectations and work processes, setting work quotas, establishing attendance point systems, and creating an employee evaluation policy. For more information visit:http://careertech.k12.wv.us and click the Simulated Workplace icon in the left hand column.
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The class schedule and information are found below.
Instructors: Tim Grigsby
Prerequisites: High School Diploma/G.E.D. (adult)
Weekly Schedule: 8:05 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. or 11:40 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. (Secondary Students)
Part-time instruction for Adults Available