|In the Agrilcultural Mechanics program, you will learn skills in diesel mechanics repair, small engine repair, and welding. You can earn certification in OSHA and learn how to drive a forklift, work hydraulic machinary, and learn to weld.|
We offer college credit! Upon successful completion of this program, you can earn 4 credit hours at Southern State Community College!
Some duties include:
Also, some duties specific to welding include:
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers weld or join metal parts. They also fill holes, indentions, or seams of metal products, using hand-held welding equipment.
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers typically do the following:
Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. In this process, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufacturing activities. Welding also is used to join beams in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants, and refineries.
Welders work in a wide variety of industries, from car racing to manufacturing. The work that welders do and the equipment they use vary, depending on the industry. The most common and simplest type of welding today, arc welding, uses electrical currents to create heat and bond metals together—but there are more than 100 different processes that a welder can use. The type of weld is normally determined by the types of metals being joined and the conditions under which the welding is to take place.
For more information, please visit www.bls.gov