Average Salary: $19.15/hr Students: Adult & High School Campus: Drumright & Sapulpa Times: Morning, Afternoon, Full Day License & Certification Oklahoma Welder – Oklahoma Department of Labor AWS Certification – American Welding Society OSHA 10-hour
Welding is a vital part of our society’s infrastructure. As a result, career opportunities in the welding field are endless and in-demand. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be ready for the challenges of this growing field. The Welding program teaches various methods to permanently fuse metals by applying intense heat and filler metal. Students will learn basic blueprint reading, metallurgy, safety, testing, fabrication, as well as inspection. Theoretical and practical study covers carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and other materials. Curriculum includes instruction in oxy-fuel cutting, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, and gas tungsten steel welding techniques. Successful welders have good manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, physical strength and a working knowledge of mathematical processes. Other personal characteristics include the ability to work in close quarters, tolerance of strong odors, heat and bright light. In addition, welders must work well with others and in independent setting.
This major will teach students to do quality welding for a variety of construction and manufacturing jobs using multiple structural welding techniques. Instruction will cover welding theory and safety, fabrication, layout, print reading, symbols, math, welding codes, metal characteristics/properties and oxy-fuel cutting. Students will learn to perform high quality welds in accordance with welding procedure specifications used in a variety of welding occupations. They will also gain an introduction to pipe welding skills, using SMAW, FCAW GMAW, and GTAW techniques.
CUTTING PROCESS TECHNICIAN
SAPULPA ONLY This career major is designed to cover the basics of oxy fuel and plasma arc cutting, metal preparation and heat treatment, and air carbon arc gouging. Students cover safety, amperage, gas pressure, flow rate and cutting methods for piercing, slotting, squaring and beveling metals while using detailed drawings and learning the fundamentals of all cutting processes.
ENTRY LEVEL WELDER
This major prepares students to do the very basic welding position welds and plate and pipe welds. Student will learn SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW processes at an intermediate level.
Central Tech’s evening welding program is designed around the “Learn to Earn” training concept. Topics covered include safety, welding symbols, and major welding processes including: Stick-Rod, MIG, Flux Core, TIG, and Pipe Welding. Students can enroll for the full 320-hour course or take the class 100 hours at a time. Continue to enroll in 100-hour increments until you attain the skill level you desire. Students must provide their own personal protective equipment. New classes start monthly. Call for a start date. Ask about the CHOICES Tuition Waiver.
WELDING PHASES 1, 2 & 3 (110 HOURS EACH PHASE)
- 1st and 3rd Monday of each month
- Monday-Thursday 4:00-9:30p
- 2nd Monday of each month
- Monday-Thursday 5:00-8:30p