Welding students can prepare for employment in welding careers that are associated with manufacturing, skilled trades, and/or admission to post-secondary welding technology programs. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on instruction. Students study and apply the major arc welding processes used today such as the MIG, TIG, SMAW, Oxy-Fuel and Flux Core welding processes. In addition, students learn to operate the lab's CNC plasma cutter to cut steel up to 1/2" thick! Lessons combine the study and application of math, cutting, measuring, welding metallurgy, inspection/testing, blueprint reading, welding symbols, safety procedures and application of codes and standards.
Instructor: Aaron Brandon
Paraprofessional: Jim Swenson
Free College Credit for Welding Program Offerings:
Ferris State University
Muskegon Community College
Muskegon Community College
Articulated Credit - NC RESA has Articulation Agreements with several colleges for articulation of credit from NCCTC programs to the institutional programs. A student successfully completing a competency exam for each course is awarded credit if the student enrolls in courses at that college as either a full or part-time student within a given period of time after graduation (usually one year). These credits are not transferable to other post-secondary institutions.
Transcripted, Direct, or Concurrent Credit - Transcripted, Direct, or Concurrent Credit courses are available to NCCTC students that meet the post-secondary admission qualifications for an institution as well as achieving at least an 80% in their NCCTC program. Students must also receive an acceptable score on a final college competency exam for each course that they are seeking credit. Students receive a letter grade on their transcript which allows the course to be transferable to other institutions. These courses are taught by NCCTC staff approved by the college.
Academic Credit - Students successfully completing a program at the Newaygo County Career-Tech Center may earn credit for one of the following Michigan Merit Curriculum graduation requirements including: 4th Year Math, Visual, Performing and Applied Arts, and On-Line credit. Please contact your local counselor for more information.
Work-Based Learning Opportunities- Available to qualified students for the purpose of bridging the gap between Career and Education by providing opportunities to foster professional relationships with local employers.
Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) - Students participate in program CTSOs focusing on leadership, public speaking, conducting/participating in meetings, civic responsibility, and community service projects.