Master Welder I

Offered at the Following Campus Locations

Program Overview

Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. In this process, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Welders work in a variety of industries, from car racing to manufacturing. Skilled welding, soldering, and brazing workers generally plan from drawings or blueprints, or specifications and their knowledge of welding processes and base metals to determine how best to join the parts. The difficulty of the weld is determined by its position-horizontal, vertical, overhead, or 6G, circular, as in large pipes, and by the type of metals to be fused. Welders and cutters may work outdoors, often in inclement weather, or indoors, sometimes in a confined area designed to contain sparks and glare. About 50% of welders, solderers and brazers work a 40 hour week; overtime is common and about one out of every five welders work 50 or more hours per week.

Entrance Requirements

This program requires either the ACCUPLACER® or COMPASS college placement test and High School Diploma or GED. Minimum Required Age of 16.

ACCUPLACER® minimum scores: Reading Comprehension 55, Sentence Skills 60, Arithmetic 34