Industrial Welding
 
The Industrial Welding program provides the opportunity to develop competence in welding procedures and practices.  Students who successfully complete the program will have an opportunity to take the Welding Certification test as established by the American Welding Society and the D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel.
 
To complete all the required skills, high school students attend three hours per day for two school years.  Adults may complete in one year by attending six hours per day.

Program Instructor

 Curt Claycomb

Mr. Claycomb began teaching at NCC in August, 2003, and has been a member of the American Welding Society since 2004.  He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a BS in Secondary Education, as well as Industrial Technology.  He has worked in the field as a welder and is also an instructor in the Career Center's Welding Adult Education program.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Dual and/or Articulated Credit

  • Program completers can receive up to one college credit hour from Metropolitan Community College.
  • Program completers can receive up to 12 college credit hours from Missouri State Technical College.
  • Program completers can receive up to 12 college credit hours from Missouri Western State University.

Program Video

Skills Attained


         Program of Study
  • Safety
  • Welding Terminology
  • Welding Theory
  • Basic Metallurgy
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Welding Symbols
  • Fabrication
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Plasma Arc Cutting
 

Career Opportunities


 

Hourly Wage*

Average Salary*

Grinder

$ 10 - $ 24

$ 33,000

Welder

$ 12 - $ 27

$ 35,000

Machine Operator

$ 11 - $ 25

$ 37,000

Sheet Metal Worker

$ 12 - $ 36

$ 47,000

Pipefitter

$ 17 - $ 40

$ 47,000

Oil Rig Welder

$ 10 - $ 39

$ 62,000

Under Water Welding

$ 30 - $100+

$100,000+

 
* Occupational Outlook Handbook, Summer 2012
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