Structural Welder Career Major - Overview

Structural Welder

structural welder
Career Major Length
1130 hours
Who Can Enroll
Juniors, Seniors & Adults
Schedule
M-F 7:40-10:30A &/or 11:25A-2:15P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$2,588.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$6,728.00
Book Costs:
$404.00
Supplies Costs:
$250.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$14-16/hr

Learn to do structural welding to use either in construction or as a structural steel fabricator. This major covers welding theory, fabrication, layout, print reading, welding symbols, math, and welding codes with specialized instruction in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (stick), Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG), Flux-cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) techniques. This major offers specialized preparation for structural certification by the American Welding Society (AWS).

Career Major Length
1130.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Fundamentals of Welding
30.00
Fundamentals of Cutting Processes
30.00
Oxyfuel Cutting
30.00
SMAW Electrodes
15.00
SMAW Equipment & Setup
15.00
Welding Joint Fit-Up & Adjustment
15.00
Beads & Fillet Welds - SMAW
180.00
Weld Quality
15.00
Plasma Arc Quality
15.00
SMAW Open V-Groove Welds
120.00
Groove Welds with Backing - SMAW
70.00
Metal Characteristics & Properties
30.00
Metal Preparation & Heat Treatments
30.00
Air Carbon Arc Cutting & Gouging
15.00
Welding Detail Drawings
30.00
Welding Blueprints
15.00
GMAW/FCAW Equipment and Setup
15.00
GMAW Structural Plate
95.00
FCAW Structural Plate
100.00
GTAW Equipment & Filler Materials
15.00
GTAW Structural Plate
80.00
GTAW Aluminum Plate
45.00
Forklift Training
10.00
Workforce Staging
30.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • An ability to compute percentages, measurements and simple fractions
  • A basic knowledge of general science
  • Good eye-hand coordination

Student Organizations

Certifications Available

  • AWS Standard Welders Qualification