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Welding Technology

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A profession known for its versatility, welding and fabrication can be applied in countless industries. Welders—especially those trained in the latest technology—are in constant, nationwide demand.

Our program features hands-on, interactive training in our spacious welding facility, which features OSHA standard ventilation and customized welding booths. You’ll learn pipe welding, oxy-acetylene safety and welding, air carbon arc cutting, SMAW & GMAW welding, aluminum tig, and push/pull welding. Students will also complete a capstone project.

You can expect the latest and best in welding instruction, including learning to operate automated (robotic) welding equipment. You’ll also be exposed to related skills, like basic electricity, shop math, and blueprint reading.

As a graduate of our program, you’ll be eligible to take the American Welding Society Certification Guided Bend Test on 3/8 inch steel in the vertical and overhead position, using shielded-metal arc welding, gas-metal arc welding or flux-cored arc welding.

Metal Fabrication

Training on metal forming equipment:

  • Steel Plate Rolling
  • Tube and Pipe Rolling
  • Tube and Pipe Bending
  • Notching

Training on metal cutting equipment:

  • Band Saws
  • Cold Saws
  • Shears
  • Angle Iron Shear
  • Hole Punch
  • CNC Plasma Cutting

As a welding student at Lake Area Tech, you can complete your diploma degree in nine short months, go on to earn your Associate of Applied Science degree in 18 months or choose the A.A.S. degree with a Marketing & Management option or Precision Machining option.

Welders who are skilled in the techniques, materials, designs, and new ap­pli­ca­tions of the welding process can expect lots of opportunities and career advancement. Welders have a wide array of career choices including welder operator, repair and main­te­nance welder, pipeline welder, weld­ing su­per­vi­sor, weld­ing inspector, weld­ing technician and welding engineer.

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