Welding Technology


CIP Code: 48.0508

Instructor: Mr. Good

Welding is a career that offers more choices of industries to work in and advancement opportunities than just about any other career choice. Welders are needed in almost every industry and those who choose to advance their careers have the ability to do so with additional schooling. In the Welding Technology program students will learn;

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Flux Cored Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Oxyfuel Cutting/Welding/Brazing
  • Manual Plasma Arc Cutting
  • Manual Air Carbon Arc Cutting

Students will also learn Safety, How to read and interpret drawings and welding symbols, Visual weld inspection and testing. Students will also learn the safe and proper use of machinery, power tools and hand tools. Instruction in the Welding program is designed to give the student knowledge and skills needed for employment in the welding field.

DCTS has partnered with Harrisburg Area Community College Midtown Campus to use their welding facilities. Students in the welding program will be transported from DCTS to HACC.

Welding Program FAQ

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Possible Careers 

  • Pipeline/Pipe Welders
  • Iron Workers
  • Bridge Building
  • Ship Building
  • Automotive/Racing
  • Railroads
  • Aerospace Industries
  • Robotics/Welding Automation
  • Underwater Welding
  • Welding Engineer
  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding Sales Representative

Related Careers 

  • Boilermakers
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Plumbers
  • Tool and Die Makers
  • Pipefitters/Steamfitters
  • Machinist
  • Fabricators/Assemblers

Potential Certifications
  • AWS Certification

 Statewide Articulation Agreements