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Welding Technology 1 & 2

(Manufacturing Pathway)
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 2

This course will provide students with entry-level welding skills. The Welding Technology program provides training in welding safety, oxyacetylene welding and cutting, plasma arc cutting, brazing, soldering, stick welding (SMAW), and MIG welding (GMAW). Students learn to read and make weld prints and sketches. Basic fabrication skills, including the safe use of shop tools, will be learned in conjunction with class projects and personal projects.

Students that complete this course are eligible to test for American Welding Society certification. This certification may be used to demonstrate competency for new graduation guidelines for the class of 2021 and beyond.

Course fee: $40.00

Additional supplies include:

  • Welding helmet
  • Safety glasses
  • Welding gloves
  • Welding jacket
  • Steel-toed boots

(Specific information about supplies will be provided at the pre-acceptance meeting.)


  • Architect     
  • Auto-Body Specialist     
  • Engineer     
  • Iron Worker   
  • Sheet-Metal Worker     
  • Sculptor     
  • Pipefitter     
  • Machinist

Required Safety Equipment For Welding Technology

  • Safety Glasses – Must have “Z87” inscribed on them (FFWS - $2)

  • Welding Gloves – Must be all leather and have a high gauntlet (FFWS - $5)

  • Welding Jacket – Must have leather sleeves (FFWS - $45)

  • Welding Hood – I recommend Harbor Freight only for this item.  You can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $50. Get one with “Grind Mode”. Fancy hoods can cost hundreds!

  • Safety Toe Boots – Leather boots are recommended.  Available at Walmart, Army Surplus, etc. The toe must be reinforced with steel or a composite material.  To be sure you have the right boot look for the following inscriptions on the inside of the tongue: “ANSI Z41” or “62 FR 40141” and/or one of these: “C/75”, “C/50”, “C/30”, and one of these: “I/75”, “I/50”, “I/30”. You can expect to pay around of $40.  The price can much higher for higher quality boots.

  • Cotton Jeans – No shorts or sweats allowed. Also, no holes.

  • Cotton Shirt – Long or short sleeve.  This will be worn under the welding jacket

  • Cotton Socks – Really. Check that your socks are at least 50% cotton.  

Instructor: Glenn Ashley or Brecken Kinnemon