Welding I assists students in gaining the knowledge and developing the basic skills needed to be successful in welding technology.  Units of instruction include SMAW and MIG welding, metallurgy, cutting metal using arc, plasma and oxy-gas.  In addition, students learn the basics of blueprint reading, applied math including use of formulas, geometry, and conversions, precision measuring, applied reading, material layout, and production process planning.

Welding II builds on the skills and concepts introduced in Welding I and provides more in-depth skill development in various types of welding including horizontal, vertical, overhead, and circular techniques.  Students also explore the use of robotic and automated production welding.

*Both courses have been aligned with the American Welding Societies (AWS) S.E.N.S.E. program, and students are given the opportunity to become an AWS entry level certified welder with the completion of this program.


Certification Opportunities:
-AWS Certification


-SkillsUSA Welding
-Midwest Technical Institute
-Illinois Central College

Enrichment Opportunities:
-Midwest Technical Institute Trip
-Interlake Tour
-Illinois Central College Tour
-Trade Schools & College Presentations
                   •Ohio Tech
                   •American Buildings 
                   •Local Welding Unions

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