Welding-web versionCourse Title:
Welding Technology

Course Numbers:
Fall and Spring #8482-21 (9th Grade Career Exploration)
Fall and Spring #8482-22 (9th Grade Career Exploration)
Fall #8612-13 Intermediate Spring #8612-23 Intermediate

Course Curriculum:
9th Grade Career Exploration Rotations are mandatory for CEC full-time freshman each semester. Intermediate, and advanced level courses for concurrent enrollment can happen simultaneously throughout the year but do not currently carry a separate course number.

Course Description:
Students in Welding Technology attend half-day sessions for 140 minute classes for 15hrs of elective credit. Full time freshman are in 70 minute split sessions for 7.5hrs of elective credit. The 4 semester program includes safety, Oxy-fuel Welding, Cutting and Brazing, Arc Welding, Mig Welding, Flame and Plasma Cutting. Blue Print Reading, Fabrication. Punch, Shear, and Break operations, Metallurgy, Work Ethics and practical Math and Science applications through job practice. The beginning semester students will learn safety, Gas Welding & Cutting and tool & equipment use and process.

What does Welding Technology offer?
Welding – AWS SENSE Entry Level I – All Process Certification Program Description
Students will learn safety, and entry level welding skills in all processes (Shield Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding) and in all positions. Students will meet the AWS SENSE national training standards for certification as an AWS Level I Entry Welder. This combination covers all of today’s major welding and cutting processes, and provides a solid foundation in safety, occupational orientation, and fabrication.

Benefits of the Welding Technology class at C E C:

  • Among the highest paid construction occupations
  • Choose from a wide variety of careers
  • Learn all processes of welding: FCAW, GMAW, GTAW, and SMAW
  • American Welding Society (AWS) Certified

Possible career choices in Welding Technology include:

  • Aircraft Industry Welder
  • Artist
  • Auto Repair Technician
  • Boiler Maker
  • Custom fabricator
  • Iron Worker
  • Machinist
  • Pipe Fitter/Welder
  • Sheet Metal Work
  • Ship Builder
  • Tool and Die Making
  • Welding Inspector

Art Padilla“Manufacturing, with Welding being a large component of the Manufacturing and Skilled Trades related industries, is what makes our 21st century way of life possible whether it be necessity or amenity.”

–Mr. Padilla

Course Credits:
Credits Per Semester: 15 Elective

Concurrent Enrollment:
1-3 College Credits/Concurrent enrollment with EGTC

Course Certifications Available:
Welding—AWS SENSE Entry Level I – All Process Certification

For additional Information:
Contact Mr. Padilla at: 720.423-6629 or Art_Padilla@dpsk12.org

To Register:
Talk to your Counselor or call Dan DePinto, CEC counselor at 720-423-6681 to enroll.