Welding Technology

Welding will provide students with a proper foundation for welding careers. The program operates under Entry Level Certification authorized by the American Welding Society. Classes are designed to prepare students for the American Welding Society Entry Level and Advanced Level Welder Certifications. The nine performance tests required for the Entry Level Welder are Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2G and 3G position on Mild Steel, Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit Transfer Mode on Mild Steel and Spray Transfer Mode on Mild Steel, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Self-Shielded and Gas Shielded on Mild Steel, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on Plain Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, and Aluminum.

Students are also taught Oxyfuel Gas Cutting Principles and Practices (Manual and Machine), Arc Cutting Principles and Practices (Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Plasma Arc Cutting including CNC), Welding Inspection and Testing Principles.

Welding Technology students will:

  • Research careers in the welding field
  • Learn how to weld in all positions, flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead
  • Learn how to interpret blueprints
  • Learn how to layout projects from cutting, to tacking and completing the project
  • Learn about different types of structural materials such as steel, stainless steel and aluminum and applicable welding metallurgy
  • Learn semi-automatic welding processes
  • Have the ability to take a American Welding Society Welding Test
  • Complete 10-hr approved OSHA approved safety orientation
  • Make precision cuts in steel plates using superheated gases
  • Learn how steel is formed from a liquid to solid
  • Get serious hands-on training in a variety of welding procedures including
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)


Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
AWS Entry Level Welder according to EG 2.0
10 hr. OSHA Safety Course


Teacher: Bradley Brandmeir

Email: brandmeirb@lcti.org

Teacher: Thomas Uff

Email: ufft@lcti.org


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