The welding program provides students with the basic and advanced techniques of the welding procedures and processes common in industry. Specific operations such as grinding, flame cutting, metal preparation and the use of tools and equipment related to welding are included. Instruction in related math, blueprint reading, physical properties of metal, effects of heat shrinkage, basic joint designs, structural shapes, material design, layout and fabrication is included. Basic electric arc, advanced electric arc, oxyacetylene cutting and welding, MIG, and TIG welding practices are taught using stainless steel, aluminum and other metals. Practical work experience prepares students in the safe use of welding equipment while emphasizing the four basic positions of welding: flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
241 Vo-Tech Drive
McMinnville, TN 37110
Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 6,920
Current job openings per year: 820