Instructor: Jack TerHaar
Paraprofessional: Roger Whitman
Students taking Welding learn the basic methods of welding. Design, layout, cutting and fabricating of metals, and identification of properties of metals and alloys are also studied. In addition, students learn fluxcore arc welding and plasma arc cutting.
Students gain practical experience in the welding lab. First year students study oxyacetylene welding, cutting, and brazing, along with shielded metal arc welding in all positions. Second year students learn gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, plasma arc cutting, fluxcore welding, and some blueprint and welding symbols.
Honors and Awards: Tech Center welders recently took 1st and 3rd in regional competition. They also won a 3rd place in Oxy-Fuel welding and a 3rd place in the GTAW competition.