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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. Program completers will have several options for employment upon graduation, including apprenticeship opportunities with the Sheet Metal Workers Union, Ironworkers Union, Boilermakers Union, Steamfitters Union, and Pipe Fitters Union. Non-union employment with local manufacturers & college will always be an option. Students may earn several welding certifications. Personal equipment and uniform are required.

Possible Certifications  Possible College Credits
NCCER: Core 
NCCER: Level 1 Welding Assessment
Certified Welding Certifications: SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, SAW

Penn College


Course Sequence
Foundations of Building and Construction Technology (NCCER)
Welding I
Welding II

Sample High School Schedule

   9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Elective Foundations of Building and Construction Technology (NCCER)  Welding I Welding II
 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement  Elective  Welding I Welding II
 3 Fine Arts Requirement  Financial Literacy  Elective Welding II
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement  Science Requirement Elective
 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

  *Note: The schedule above is a sample only. Students should always review course selections with school counselors and refer to the current Charles County Public Schools High School Program of Studies.*

High Schools that Offer the Program
North Point High School- Students apply in 8th grade