Structural Welder

Description:
This career major is an introduction to common welding and cutting processes used in metal fabrication of structural steel.  Students will be introduced to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Air Carbon Arc Cutting (AAC), metal preparation and heat treating.  Students will also be introduced to blue print reading and construction of items according to specifications.

Hours:
Morning session – 8:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Afternoon session – 12:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Career Major Name:  Structural Welder
Clock Hours/Weeks of Instruction:  945/35
Normal Completion Time:  35 weeks for full-time status

Career Opportunities:
Welding inspector
Welder
Welder’s Helper
Welder fitter
Cutting Process Technician
GMAW Structural Welder
GMAW Pipe Welder
GTAW Structural Welder
SMAW Structural Welder
SMAW Pipe Welder
FCAW Structural Welder
Welding and Metal Fabrication

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Application Process:
High school students see home school counselor
Adults contact Mid-America counselor 405-449-3391

Average Salary:
$15,600-$104,000

Accreditation:
OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)

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