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ADVANCED WELDING

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Participants will learn the most commonly utilized welding processes including welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Advanced Welding are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Introduction to advanced welding and safety techniques
  • Metal properties
  • Preheating and post-heating of metals
  • Structural steel fitting and layout
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Heat distortion and stress
  • Weld preparation for pipe
  • Pre-pipe test
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding—pipe
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding—aluminum, mild steel
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding—gas-shielded, self-shielded
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding—aluminum, mild steel, pipe, stainless steel
  • Two-man (buddy) welding pipe
  • Drawing and welding symbol interpretation (pipe-specific)

Career Options

Most Advanced Manufacturing graduates go on to work for manufacturing or construction companies, plants, or machine shops.

Requirements

Before entering the Advanced Welding program, students must:

  • Complete the Job Corps basic Welding career technical training program.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a positive behavior record with no major incidents in the past 90 days.
  • Have health clearance from the Job Corps center where they received basic training.
  • Pass an entrance exam.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Advanced Manufacturing training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from agencies such as:

  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Credentials such as these offer students a competitive edge on positions in manufacturing, production, and metalworking.

Advanced Welding Numbers to Know

$40K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Commitment to safety
Dependability
Following directions
Physical strength
Professionalism
Steady hands and fingers