About the Program
HCC's welding program allows you to work with the most current tools and machines to let you take your education further. You weld various kinds of metals, such as mild steel, aluminum, cast iron, and stainless steel. You ll also learn:
- Electric arc welding
- Oxyacetylene gas welding and cutting
- Metal inert gas welding (MIG)
- Tungsten inert gas welding (TIG)
- Blueprint reading
- Metal welding using mild steel, aluminum, cast iron, and stainless steel
- Operation of saws, drill presses, grinders, power shears, metal brakes and rolls, and numerous other hand tools.
Certified welders are among the highest paid of all the skilled trades. Welders join metals by applying intense heat from a gas or electric source to melt metal to form a permanent bond with or without the use of filler metals. Visit salary.com to learn more about salaries in this field of study.
How Long Will I Be in School?
General college admission requirements
The field of welding provides several career opportunities. Some of these careers are:
- Arc Welder
- AWS National Skills Standard Level I
- Gas Metal Arc Welder
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welder
- Production Line Welder
- Shielded Metal Arc Welder
- Tack Welder
IMT Program Coordinator
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