FAQ – Welding Technology

What makes Central Campus courses different from courses in my home school?

The ratio of hands-on, in the shop time to the time spent in the class room is roughly 85/15, 85% of the time is spent in the shop and the other 15% is spent taking required safety tests as well as getting certified with an OSHA 10 hour card. This coupled with in-the-field experienced instructors is what sets Central Campus apart from home schools.

What will I do in courses at Central Campus?

You will learn a multitude of welding processes from oxy-acetylene, arc, MIG, and TIG through hands-on curriculum. You will also learn how to weld on many different alloys used in the field. You will also learn the skill of time management, through the freedom of organizing your day to complete projects in a timely fashion

What are the course requirements for enrollment?
  1. Grade 10-11-12
  2. Prerequisites: Technical Education course recommended
How many blocks do I need to schedule for this program?

Welding meets every day for two blocks each day

What careers will this program prepare me for?

Careers in the building trades as well as manufacturing. This course will also prepare you for further education if you so choose. It will expand your understanding of engineering, metal fabrication and more.

What type of credit can I earn?

Academic: English Fine/Applied arts College: For your first year you will receive 7 DMACC credits, upon completion of the second year you will receive an additional 5 DMACC credits, adding up to a total of 12 DMACC credits for a student enrolled in welding for 2 years

What certifications will I earn?

You will be taught the certification process used in the welding field and OSHA 10 hour card

Are field trips and study tours available?

Yes, training facilities and union halls

Are there internships or jobs available through this program?

Yes, manufacturing and pre-apprenticeship programs

What student organizations/competitions are available through this program?

Student AWS (American Welding Society)