FTC’s Welding Program prepares students to begin a career in the welding field. You will learn the technical and practical knowledge needed to interpret manufacturing drawings and construction blueprints, calculate measures, as well as bend, cut, grind, and weld ferrous and nonferrous metals. Techniques include Shield Metal Arc, Gas-Metal Arc, Flux Core Arc, Gas-Tungsten Arc, and pipe welding.
- High School Diploma or a recognized equivalent.
Prepare for Your Welding National Construction Career Test (NCCT)
Graduates from the Welding School will be eligible for certain NCCT exams and will be able to fill entry-level positions as non-licensed welding specialists.
Welding School Core Diploma Courses
INDUSTRIAL SAFETYClock Hours: 64 This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts related to safety and health in the industrial, manufacturing, and servicing industries. Prevention and remedial measures to face accidents caused by electric shocks, and toxic gases inhalations are discussed. Regulation of the Department of Labor and OSHA applicable to these industries is also covered.
INTRODUCTORY CRAFT SKILLSClock Hours: 64 This course encompasses classroom and labwork study of introductory craft skills and safety. Areas of study include basic safety, construction math, hand and power tools, construction drawings, rigging, communication skills, employability skils, and material handling.
WELDING LEVEL 1Clock Hours: 300 This course encompasses classroom and labwork study of the fundamental skills of the welding trade. Areas of study include the core curriculum of the welding trade, equipment, setup, and techniques of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), including beads and fillet welds, joint fit-up/alignment, groove welds, and open root groove welds-plate.
WELDING LEVEL 2Clock Hours: 220 This course encompasses classroom and labwork study of the novice skills of the welding trade. Areas of study include welding symbols and detailed drawings. Furthermore, the course familiarizes students to the properties and handling of metals. Students will learn the techniques of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAC), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW).
WELDING LEVEL 3Clock Hours: 380 This course encompasses classroom and labwork study of the intermediate skills of the welding trade. Areas of study include different pipe materials, and the various types of pipe welds.