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Combination Welder

This program prepares students to use manual shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux core arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding in welding of heavy steel structures, steel piping, and aluminum, as well as manual oxyfuel and plasma arc cutting, and computer programmed plasma arc cutting. Students will also learn to read welding blueprints and drawings, and be introduced to basic metallurgy and how it affects the welding process.

Direct-Teacher Led Class
SOC Code: 51-4121.06

Oklahoma Department of Labor Welder Certification
Forklift Operator


Curriculum / Hours

Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging 15
FCAW Pipe 45
FCAW Plate 60
GMAW Plate 60
GMAW/FCAW Equipment and Setup 15
GTAW Aluminum Plate 45
GTAW Carbon Steel Pipe 90
GTAW Equipment and Filler Materials 15
GTAW Plate 60
Introduction to Welding and Cutting Processes 90
Metal Characteristics and Properties 30
Metal Preparation and Heat Treatments 30
Plasma Arc Cutting 15
SMAW Beads and Fillet Welds 120
SMAW Electrodes 15
SMAW Equipment and Setup 15
SMAW Open Root Pipe Welds 105
SMAW Open V Groove Welds 120
Weld Quality 15
Welding Blueprints 15
Welding Detail Drawings 30
Welding Joint Fit-Up and Adjustment 15
Workforce Staging 30
Total 1050



Tuition - In District $2,835
Tuition - Out of District $3,150
Fees $1,640
Books $99


Student Organization

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and adult students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, and for further education. SkillsUSA provides opportunities for students to enhance their personal and leadership qualities through individual and group projects and through skill competitions which are held on local, state, and national levels.

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