The Welding Technology Program at NWCCD prepares students for work in the field of welding technology. In addition to gaining an overall understanding of welding machines, weld processes and hands-on proficiency, students develop skills in the areas of print reading, welding symbols, weld inspection, destructive and non-destructive testing, and computer-aided drafting. Students gain important knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them for weld qualification to code specifications. Students perform quality welds and cuts, evaluate welds to industry standards, operate metal fabricating equipment and apply communication skills in the work environment.
1. Perform quality welds and cuts to industry standards.
2. Apply principles of welding theory to welding practice.
3. Demonstrate proper use of welding related terms.