The Welding Diploma is designed to provide graduates with skills in gas, arc, TIG and MIG welding. Students receive hands-on experience in a wide variety of applications. Students receive training in theory and practice relating to OXY/ACTY gas welding & cutting, SMAW, FCAW, GTAW, GMAW welding processes in accordance with current industrial practices. Courses in safety, blueprint reading, metallurgy, weld inspection, pipe fitting/welding, metal fabrication and destructive and non-destructive weld testing provide students with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and hands-on application. Successful graduates may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment. Student who complete the Welding Technology Diploma also earn the Basic Welding and MIG, TIG, Pipe Welding Certificates. Students who wish to continue their education in welding beyond the Welding Technology diploma may also pursue an Associate of Science Degree in General Technology with a major in Welding (AAS.GT.GTWLD).