The course in Welding is designed to give the student basic preparation toward becoming an expert welder and using welding as a trade. Specialized classroom and shop learning experiences with all types of commonly used metal welding are offered. These types include shielded metal arc (stick welding), gas metal arc (MIG), tungsten inert gas (TIG), oxyacetylene fusion (gas), and inner shield welding. Also flame cutting, plasma arc cutting, brazing, and soldering are taught. Other related instruction emphasizes properties of metals, blueprint reading, welding symbols, fitting and fabrication.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
230 S. Broad Street
Lexington, TN 38351
1685 Highway 64
PO Box 489
Whiteville, TN 38075
2468 Technology Center Dr.
Jackson, TN 38301
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: 10,270
Current job openings per year: 1,250