Welding Class Information

Length of Course

2 Years

Sessions Offered

Morning: 8:00 - 10:00 or 8:00 - 10:45 (depending on the high school)
Afternoon 12:00 - 2:00 or 12:00 - 2:45 (depending on the high school)

Main Areas of Focus

Fabricating Projects
Operating Equipment Safely
Oxyacetylene Welding
Cutting All Positions
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Braze Welding
Fluxcore Welding
Ferrous/Non-Ferrous Welding
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Gas Metal Arc Welding
Welding Symbols
Blueprint Layout
Plasma Arc Cutting

State of Michigan Curriculum Segments

Occupational Orientation
Safety and Health for Welders
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Manual OxyFuel Gas Cutting (OFC)
Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
Drawing and Welding Symbols
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Mechanized OxyFuel Gas Cutting (OFC)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)
Weld Inspection and Testing
Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A)

Unique to Welding

Welding and fabrication may be done inside or outside. The work may require some heavy lifting. Conditions in the welding industry may be cold or hot, and dirty.

Student Leadership

Welding students have the opportunity for leadership, competition, and community service through membership in SkillsUSA.

High School Credit

Credit is earned at the local high schools when the course is completed. Students may be eligible to earn 4th year math-related credit, VPAA credit, and credit for an online learning experience. Check with your counselor for the number of credits your high school offers for this class.