This four to five quarter program builds upon the Certificate of Proficiency to further prepare the student for employment in the Welding Industry. Students continue to practice their mechanical and manipulative skills in accordance with industry standards. They prove their skills through standardized welding tests.
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Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
- Safely and accurately use a variety of electric arc processes, basic hand tools, mathematical skills and shop equipment to fabricate durable goods holding required tolerances in various manufacturing environments.
- Safely and accurately use a variety of torches and fuel gases to produce parts that are used to fabricate durable goods in various manufacturing environments.
- Read, interpret and use shop drawings and specifications in the fabrication and making of durable goods.
- Demonstrate teamwork, responsible/ dependable behavior in decision-making and task performance.
- Apply and practice workplace safety policies and procedures.
- Communicate effectively through verbal and written methods.
- Be prepared to take welder qualification tests in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) and Washington Association of Building Organization (WABO) utilizing the SMAW and FCAW processes.