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Welding Technology

Welding Technology is open to Juniors and Seniors, during both the A.M. and P.M.

The instruction in Welding Technology will progress from basic gas and arc welding through advanced arc, gas metal arc (MIG), gas tungsten (TIG) and advanced welding techniques. Instruction in Industrial Math, Industrial Blueprint Reading, an Introduction to Metallurgy and Dimensional Metrology (precision measuring equipment) are also included.

The student must be enrolled as a junior or senior in high school. The student must have a basic understanding of the following mathematical concepts: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as they pertain to whole numbers, fractions and decimals.

Students enrolled in a Career Education Program are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Students must be able to follow instructions and work as a member of a team to achieve the course objectives. Students are expected to be accurate, have a positive attitude and maintain good attendance throughout the school year.

Instruction will involve both classroom and laboratory experiences with home study required.

Recommended High School Courses:

  • Applied Math
  • General Shop
  • General Metals

These classes are not established as pre-requisites. Students that have been successful in any of these courses have historically demonstrated a higher degree of success in this career education program.

Estimated Tools/Supplies Requirements:
Safety glasses clear $6.50
Tip cleaner 2.00
Chipping hammer 8.50
Hand wire brush 1.00
Cutting goggles with #5 lens 8.00
Welding helmet with #10 lens 23.00
Combination Square 15.00
Vise grip 18.00
Flint type striker 1.50
Scientific Calculator (For Mathematics) 15.00
Protractor 3.00
Welding gloves (heavy) 4.50
Welding gloves (Tig) Tillman 24CL 8.50
Welding jacket (green) 13.00
Leather Sleeves w/cape 40.00
Boots 50.00
12’ tape measure 15.00
Total Estimated Cost: $266.50

Prices are approximate and may vary depending on source. Jefferson College does not recommend any particular supplier over another. However, all tools should be of professional quality.

For more information on this program, please contact any of the following:

Your high school guidance counselor

Amanda McCarty, ATS Recruiter and Placement Coordinator

amccarty@jeffco.edu or (636)481-3498

OR the program instructor, Joe Candela

jcandela@jeffco.edu or (636)481-3480