Welding Technology

This coursework grounds the trainee in the knowledge and principals of Welding Technology. Welding courses cover principles and practices of welding including safety/OSHA, base metal preparation, weld quality, plasma cutting, Arc gouging, and the SMAW, GMAW, FCAW , and GTAW welding processes.

Areas of Instruction

The Core
Safety/OSHA
Construction Math
Blue Print Reading
Employability Skills
Communication Skills

Fundamentals
Equipment & Setup
Welding Symbols
Welding Detail Drawings
Physical Characteristics of Metals
Mechanical Properties of Metals

Cutting Methods
Base Metal Preparation
Electrodes
Beads & Fillet welds
Joint Fit-Up & Alignment
Groove Welds with Backing
Plate and Pipe Welding
Soldering & Brazing
Sanitary Welding

What Tools or Equipment will I be exposed to?

Hand Tools
Power Tools
Cutting torches
Cutting Guides
Assorted Torch Tips
Gauges
Connection tools
Welding Compressor Units
Horizontal Band Saw
Punch and Cutter

Credentials / Certifications

PCC Associates Degree
OSHA 10 Card
Career Readiness Certificate
NCCER National Registry*
Employability Skills Training
Career Readiness Certificate

*The National Center for Construction Education and Research and what it means to a PCC graduate.

*Welding instructors at PCC are certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research to provide NCCER accredited training. The curriculum is sequenced in accordance with the American Welding Society’s (AWS) S.E.N.S.E. school requirements.

NCCER develops standardized assessments for construction programs of study and maintains a National Registry in a secure database with records listing the qualifications of PCC graduates . Therefore, after successfully completing the welding course of study at PCC, the graduate has a portable credential recognized nationwide. If PCC welding graduates apply for positions anywhere in the US, organizations and corporations have access to their specific qualifications.

NCCER drives multiple initiatives to enhance career development and recruitment efforts for the industry. Graduating from an NCCER accredited training program is a major asset that remains with one throughout his/her career .