Welding Technology – Day

Welding TechnologyCourse Overview

Sedans and trucks, railroads and bridges, airplanes and trains — welders help make them all. In our Welding Technology course, students explore how these skilled workers shape the nation and its economy. They master the following skills while learning about the indispensable roles welders play in construction, manufacturing and other industries:

  • Shielded metal, gas metal, flux cored and gas tungsten arc welding
  • Manual oxyfuel and mechanized oxyfuel gas cutting
  • Manual plasma and manual air carbon arc cutting
  • Silver oxyfuel brazing and silver soldering

Instruction begins with safety, metallurgy and joint geometry as students gear up to practice welding butt joints, corner joints, T-joints, lap joints, edge joints. Before advancing to more complex techniques, they learn to recognize welding symbols and interpret drawings or sketches.

Working in a course lab outfitted with Air Concoa, ESAB, Lincoln Electric, Miller, Thermal Dynamic and Victor welding and cutting equipment, students develop their skills through a combination of expert instruction and hands-on training. They routinely team up with peers in other LCTI programs — precision machining, engineering, etc. — to design and fabricate custom parts.

Course Details

Course length: 9 months

Next start date(s): August 28, 2023

Tentative schedule: 8:15 am – 2:45 pm, M-F

Credentials & college credit

Students who complete our course earn the following industry-recognized credentials:

  • Certified Welder via American Welding Society
  • OSHA Certification via CareerSafe®
  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate via NOCTI®

Students who complete our course are well-positioned to continue their education at the following school(s):

  • Triangle Tech

Career Pathways

with credentials earned at LCTI:

  • Brazer/Solderer
  • Cutter
  • Fabricator/Welder

with credentials + experience:

  • Cutting Machine Operator
  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding Machine Operator

with a college degree:

  • Industrial Designer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Metallurgical Engineer

Learn more about potential career pathways.

If you’d like more information in regard to Adult Workforce Education, please contact Amy Rex at 610-799-1316 or rexa@mylcti.org. Individual tours are available by appointment.

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