The basic skills of welding are similar across industries, so welders have the flexibility to shift from one industry to another. TCAT has little difficulty finding work for properly skilled welders. Acquire the skills necessary to perform welding processes such as TIG and MIG, which are commonly used in the industry.
Instruction will be given in related math, blueprint theory, physical properties of metal, effects of heat shrinkage, basic joint designs, and fabrication. Practical work experience will prepare the student in the safe use of welding equipment on Mild Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, and Aluminum. Training emphasizes the four basic positions of welding: flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
1635 Technology Way
Athens, TN 37303
Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.
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Currently employed in the area: 6,920
Current job openings per year: 820