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Welding Pathway

The Welding Pathway focuses on the development and use of automatic and computer-controlled machines, tools, and robots that perform work on metal or plastic. CTE learners will learn how to modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain individual machines, and how to use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment.

What You Can Learn:

  • Safety and personal protective equipment

  • Welding processes

  • Cutting, layout, and fitting

  • Welding fabrication

  • Blueprint reading and design

What You Can Gain:

  • AWS Certified Welder  D1.1, D9.1

  • AWS SENSE Level 1

  • Amarillo College Articulated and/or Dual Credit

What You Can Become:
‚Äč(with additional education and training)

  • Welder

  • Cutters

  • Brazer

What You Can Take: 

  • Welder I

  • Welder II

  • Practicum in Manufacturing

View the Welding Program of Study Guide (PDF opens in a new window).

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