In the Welding Technology program, you will be introduced to world of welding. This hands-on course will focus on the various welding processes used in today’s industries. You will learn to weld mild steel, carbon steels, stainless steels, alloy steels and non-ferrous metals Good safety practices are stressed in lab situations as required in the welding industry. You will also learn welding terminology that is essential in any welding career. You will develop and learn the importance of working together, thus promoting teamwork in the welding workplace. You will participate in career exploration and investigation activities and develop a better understanding of all aspects of the welding industry. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your welding skills by completing individual projects. Students will use state of the art equipment to work towards completing an American Welding Society (AWS) certification.

Program Goals
This program will enable a student to:

  • Comprehend and apply technical information through technical reading
  • Ensure that safety aspects of welding processes and practices are understood and followed
  • Complete welding projects assigned by the instructor in various positions using various welding processes by industrial standards
  • Research, fabricate and test a new or improved product using welding skills learned in the program
  • Demonstrate leadership and workplace readiness skills
  • Explore a variety of welding career clusters to make a well informed career decision

Skills Needed
To be successful in this program, you should have the following skills:

  • Must be able to work independently
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Manual dexterity
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Strong technical writing and reading skills
  • Strong math skills

Welding Technology – Year 1 Syllabus

Welding Technology – Year 2 Syllabus

Instructor Contact Information

Cody Mjoness 763-684-2237 Cody.Mjoness@wrighttech.org