Welding

Grades 11-12
Students will learn the skills necessary for entry level welding and layout jobs. First year students will focus heavily on gas, MIG and ARC welding. In addition they will use the cutting torch and be exposed the basic skills necessary to weld. Second year students will receive instruction in MIG, ARC and TIG welding on a more advanced level, while also working on layout skills and employment skills.

Welding

Certification
Students will have the opportunity to take the American Welding Society Certification test prior to graduation in the area(s) of their choice and expertise.

College Credit
CTE Credit by Exam
Upon graduation from high school, students can have college credit for their high school course work. The ‘blue’ CTE Credit by Exam application may be obtained from your counselor. Your high school administrator or counselor will verify the student maintained a “B” or better in their Career and Technical Education (CTE) course work, 90% attendance, and a passing score on their Technical Skill Assessment (TSA). Students will turn this form into admissions when they apply to Crowder College. Once the coursework has been approved by Crowder College and the student has complete 12 credits of instruction at Crowder College, the CTE Credit by Exam coursework will be added to the student’s Crowder College transcript. There is a $50 fee for each course.

Dual Credit
The Dual Credit Program, offered through Crowder College, allows high school students, while still attending the high school program at Crowder College Technical Education Center, the opportunity to enroll in and receive both high school and college credit during normal class hours. Participation in the dual credit program enables high school students to get a “head start” on their college career as well as prepare them for the challenges of college courses.

Requirements include:

  • Student has completed their sophomore year of high school and be 16 years of age
  • Has at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Be recommended for admission by a high school counselor
  • See other Student Requirements and Student Expectations on the Crowder College Web Site

This opportunity will cost the student $60 per credit hour to be paid while the student is enrolled in the high school course. The course work will appear on the student’s Crowder College Transcript once the high school course is finished.

The following can be earned through CTE Credit by Exam or Dual Credit

WELD 113, Introduction to Welding – 3 Credits
This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic operation of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (“Stick” Welding), Gas Metal Arc Welding (formerly M.I.G. Welding), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (formerly T.I.G. Welding) and Thermal Cutting. Fee for materials and supplies. (Co-requisite: MATH 40 or MATH 60 or appropriate placement by ACT/COMPASS testing, COMM 80 or Appropriate placement by ACT/COMPASS testing)

WELD 145, Gas Metal Arc Welding-GMAW – 3 Credits
This course is designed to provide the concepts, procedures, and operational hands-on practice necessary to perform gas metal arc welding (GMAW), formerly known as Metal Inert Gas (M.I.G.) welding. Fee for materials and supplies. (Prerequisite: WELD 113 or Permission of Instructor, Co-requisites MATH 50 or MATH 70 or appropriate placement by ACT/COMPASS testing)

WELD 150, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding-GTAW – 3 Credits
This course is designed to provide the concepts, procedures, and operational hands-on practice necessary to perform gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), formerly known as Tungsten Inert Gas (T.I.G.) welding. Fee for materials and supplies. (Prerequisite: WELD 113 or Permission of Instructor, Co-requisites: MATH 50 or MATH 70 or appropriate placement by ACT/COMPASS testing)

WELD 155, Shielded Metal Arc Welding-SMAW – 3 Credits
This course is designed to provide the concepts, procedures, and operational hands-on practice necessary to perform shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), formerly known as “Stick” welding or traditional ARC welding. Fee for materials and supplies. (Prerequisite: WELD 113 or Permission of Instructor, Co-requisites: MATH 50 or MATH 70 or appropriate placement by ACT/COMPASS testing)

Instructor:
Jerry Bonebrake
AWS Certified Instructor/Tester