Welding is a career choice that is in high demand and is a skill that can take you all over the world. Welding is used in all types of manufacturing and more than 50% of all products manufactured in the U.S. require welding. Construction is also a huge market for welders. Buildings, bridges and power grids would be impossible without welding.
The Welding Technology program at Calhoun prepares students with hands on application and welding theory as well as the nature of metals and types of gases used. The curriculum is designed to meet the minimum skill standards established by the American Welding Society (AWS) for entry-level welders.
Calhoun’s program is approved by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), under the sponsorship of the Alabama Department of Education, as an Accredited Training and Education Facility (ATEF) and is an AWS accredited testing facility.
Students may earn up to 18 dual enrollment credits and a Welding Technology short certificate from Calhoun Community College:
|ADM 111 Manufacturing Safety Practices||3|
|WDT 108 SMAW/Fillet Theory||3|
|WDT 110 Blueprint Reading||3|
|WDT 122 SMAW/Fillet Lab||3|
|WDT 119 GMAW/Flux Theory||3|
|WDT 124 GMAW/Flux Lab||3|