Welding Technologies

Welding Technology


Rodney Bulthouse


Sam Wackernagel

Course Description:

Welding Technology Students 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 3/4" thick! Lessons combine the study and application of math, brazing, soldering, cutting, measuring, welding metallurgy, inspection/testing, blueprint reading, welding symbols, safety procedures and application of codes and standards.

View Course Syllabus


Class Websites

Welding Class Website

Student Quotes:

"I learned what I would need to know in an actual welding career."
- Welding student

"This class taught me more about welding, and how to read the welding symbols/blueprints. It gave me more interest to pursue a career in the welding field, especially being a female."
- Welding student

Special Features of the Program:

Welding provides students with "real world" experience working on projects from local community members and industry

Work-based learning opportunities are available

Articulated college credit is available from Baker College, Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, and Muskegon Community College.

View a list of program advisors:

Welding Advisory Committee