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Welding

Welding

Your Future Burns Bright

Students in this program learn both the art and science of welding. Prepare to get your hands dirty as you cut metal with power tools and use fire to melt it back together again. Allow us to introduce you to our PlasmaCam that is used for cutting custom parts and our Virtual Reality Welder that is used for simulating situations where multiple welding skills are utilized. All of this is housed in our brand-new, state-of-the-art facility right here at Lorain High. Expect to learn all about reading blueprints and drawings. You will be trained to use those skills and measure with precision so that every cut is done once and meets industry standards every time.

You will learn how to do this on:
• Gas metal arc welding equipment                                           **Some courses**
• Gas tungsten arc welding equipment                                         also qualify as
• Shielded metal arc welding equipment                                       college credit!
• Flux core arc welding equipment
• Plasma arc cutting

College or Trade School Program Options for Welding High School Majors

Lorain High’s Welding program prepares you for entry into secondary education degree programs in welding. You can choose either a trade school or traditional college to complete a certification or go into an associate, bachelor’s or master’s level program.

Estimated time of completion for a full-time student:
  • Certification | One year or less
  • Associate degree | Two years
  • Bachelor’s degree | Four years
  • Master’s degree | Six years
Career Possibilities

Multiple career options exist for students in this field of study. Some careers require certification completion, while others require higher-level degrees. Career industries that use welders include aerospace, building, agricultural, mining, shipping and fabrication. Possible job titles for you after college could be underwater welder, rig welder or automotive welder. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics @ www.bls.gov and type in your career area of interest for the most up-to-date information on these careers, pay scale, employment outlook and more
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