The Technical Certificate in Welding prepares students for a variety of positions, including aluminum welder, fabricator, fitter/welder, maintenance welder, mig welder, or sub arc operator.
While each industry requires different tasks for professional welders, typical day-to-day tasks may include:
- Welding components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
- Operating safety equipment and using safe work habits.
- Laying out, positioning, aligning, and securing parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers.
- Examining work-pieces for defects and measuring work-pieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications.
- Recognizing, setting up, and operating hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.
Arkansas Median Salary: $37,480
National Median Salary: $41,380
10 Year Projected Employment Demand: 9%
*Bureau of Labor Statistics accessed through https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4121.06