The Industrial Welding program utilizes the American Welding Society curriculum developed to train students in the latest welding technologies and prepares them to meet the challenges of a welding career.
The Level I training program includes welding safety, career orientation, oxy-fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, air carbon arc cutting, stick welding, gas metal arc welding (MIG), flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding (TIG), weld inspection and testing, blueprint reading, and project fabrication. This level of instruction includes using mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. The type of material used is predominately plate (flat stock).
The Level II curriculum includes all the above processes and materials, but focuses on pipe welding applications. Also included in the Level II curriculum is metallurgy.
Industrial Welding I & II is a 2-year program offering up to four high school credits per year for juniors and seniors.
Things to consider when selecting this course:
- Do I have an inquiring mind?
- Do I like problem solving?
- Can I follow directions?
- Do I like to work with my hands?
- Do I work well with people?
- Do I want a career with possibilities for advancement?
- Welder, Cutter - $44,190
- Sheet Metal Worker - $51,370
- Pipefitter - $56,330
- Millwrights - $57,050
- Construction & Building Inspectors - $62,860
*Data taken from the National Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020
Students who successfully complete the program with a B average at Lex La-Ray may apply for articulated credit at State Fair Community College.