Grade level 11-12. May be taken 2 times only. Instructor recommendation for OJT.
Requires a “B” or better and fewer than 10 absences to advance.
Welding provides training in the fundamentals of welding processes used to fabricate metal. Instruction is given in the areas of oxy-fuel cutting (OFC), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), MIG and TIG welding, blueprint reading, fabrication of weldments, welding symbols, plus experience using a plasma arc cutter, grinder, drill, arc welding machines and other shop-related equipment.
Second semester students learn advanced fabrication and welding along with aluminum welding using the GTAW and GMAW processes. Student assignments will require the use of all the various welding skills learned during first semester and these advanced projects are to be completed using accepted fabrication and welding industry standards. Possible recommendation to trade union apprenticeships can be earned.
Safety glasses, leather boots and gloves are required. Welding helmets and cutting goggles are supplied.
Credits and Certifications
Horizontal Filet Weld (2F)
Vertical Filet Weld (3F)
Tech prep available
Brian Walsh - Instructor
Mr. Walsh’s certifications include: A.A.S. Petroleum Technology 1982 UAF; B.S.T 7-12 Voc/Tech Ed. 1993 UAA; Commercial/instrument Pilot 1985; Certified Welder SMAW, GMAW, GTAW; and Class A CDL. Mr. Walsh has worked in placer mining, excavation and is a past member of the Operating Engineers Local 302. He has been a welding instructor for STG, Inc., has made qualified welds for bulk fuel tank construction and is the owner of B. Services: Welding, fabrication and repair. Mr. Walsh has been awarded the 2008 Vocational Teacher of the Year by AK Dept. of Labor. His personal Interests are fishing, hunting, and boating. He is the second generation of his family born and raised in Nome, AK.