Program Description
Students in the Welding Technology program learn to cut and weld ferrous and non-ferrous materials using oxyfuel, plasma, arc cutting and various cutting power tools and welding machines. College bound students in this program supplement the welding curriculum with engineering and computer courses. Students will complete modules from American Welding Society specifications for qualification and certification for entry level welders. The more modules a student completes, the higher his/her placement in the Sheet Metal Workers’ Union Local #100 Apprenticeship programs or non-union jobs. Students may earn several welding certifications. Personal equipment and uniform are required.

Possible Certifications and College Credits 

American Welding Society certification in:
SMAW certification test (D1.1 and/or D1.5)
FCAW certification test (D1.1 and/or D1.5)
GMAW certification test (D1.1)
GMAW aluminum certification test (D1.1) 

Articulation agreement with Penn College, Williamsport, PA for Associate and Bachelor degrees in Welding Engineering.

Course Sequence
Welding 1
Welding 2
Welding 3

Sample High School Schedule

 9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Elective Welding 1  Welding 2
Welding 3
 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement  Elective  Welding 2 Welding 3
 3 Fine Arts Requirement  Financial Literacy
 Welding 2 Elective
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement  Science Requirement Science Requirement
 5 History Requirement History Requirement  History Requirement Elective
 6 English Requirement English Requirement  English Requirement English Requirement
 7 Math Requirement Math Requirement  Math Requirement Math Requirement 
8 Technology Education Requirement Elective Elective Elective


High Schools that Offer the Program
North Point High School