WELDING TECHNOLOGY I (7110, 7111, 7101 see below)

6 Cr / All Year / 3 Periods /  Grades 11-12

  • CTE application required
  • Recommended Prerequisites: Construction I & II, Intro to Engineering Design, Intro to Design Processes, Architect Drafting and Design  
  • Location: Wawasee High School Welding Technology Facility 
  • Students are required to purchase personal safety equipment, basic gear, and additional lab fees
  • Students may earn OSHA-10 and the Forklift Safety certifications 
  • Students may receive up to 9 dual credits from IVY Tech Community College
    • Principles – WELD 100 Welding Processes (3)
    • Concentrator A – WELD 108 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (3) 
    • Concentrator B – WELD 207 Gas Metal Arc Welding (3)

7110 Principles of Welding Technology (2 credits)

    • Aligning Principles Dual Credit Course: WELD 100 Welding Processes   

Principles of Welding Technology includes classroom and laboratory experiences that develop a variety of skills in oxy-fuel cutting and basic welding. This course is designed for individuals who intend to make a career as a Welder, Technician, Designer, Researcher, or Engineer. Emphasis is placed on safety at all times. OSHA standards and guidelines endorsed by the American Welding Society (AWS) are used. Instructional activities emphasize properties of metals, safety issues, blueprint reading, electrical principles, welding symbols, and mechanical drawing through projects and exercises that teach students how to weld and be prepared for postsecondary and career success.

7111 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (2 credits)

    • Aligning Concentrator A Dual Credit Course: WELD 108 Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Shielded Metal Arc Welding involves the theory and application of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process. Process theory will include basic electricity, power sources, electrode selection, and all aspects pertaining to equipment operation and maintenance. Laboratory welds will be performed in basic weld joints with a variety of electrodes in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions. Emphasis will be placed on developing the basic skills necessary to comply with AWS industry standards.

7101 Gas Welding Processes (2 credits)

    • Aligning Concentrator B Dual Credit Course: WELD 207 Gas Metal Arc Welding

Gas Welding Processes is designed to cover the operation of Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) equipment. This will include all settings, adjustments and maintenance needed to weld with a wire feed system. Instruction on both short-arc and spray-arc transfer methods will be covered. Tee, lap, and open groove joints will be done in all positions with solid, flux core, and aluminum wire. Test plates will be made for progress evaluation. Schools may choose to offer the course as a comprehensive MIG Welding course or a combination of introductory MIG and TIG Welding operations.

WELDING TECHNOLOGY II (7226 Welding Tech Capstone)

6 Cr / All Year / 3 Periods / Grades 12

  • CTE application required
  • Required Prerequisites: Successful completion of Welding Technology I   
  • Location: Wawasee High School Welding Technology Facility 
  • Students are required to purchase personal safety equipment, basic gear, and additional lab fees
  • Students may test for their AWS certification after completing Welding I & II
  • Students may earn OSHA-10 and the Forklift Safety certifications 
  • Students may receive up to 3 dual credits from IVY Tech Community College
    • Capstone – WELD 208 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (3) 
  • Aligning Capstone Dual Credit Course: WELD 208 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

The Welding Technology Capstone course builds upon the knowledge and skills developed in Welding Fundamentals, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Gas Metal Arc Welding by developing advanced welding skills in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG), Pipe Welding, and Fabrication. As a capstone course, students should have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and use skills through an intensive work-based learning experience.