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This program prepares students to use manual shielded metal arc welding and gas metal arc welding in welding of heavy steel structures. Students also learn manual oxyfuel and plasma arc cutting, as well as computer programmed plasma arc cutting, weld quality, and weld joint design/fit up. The entire 525 hours of the Basic Welder program will transfer into the 1050 hour Combination Welder program.

Direct-Teacher Led Class
SOC Code: 51-4121.00

Application Process

Tuition Waiver

College Credit

Oklahoma Department of Labor Welder Certification



Introduction to Welding and Cutting Processes 90
GMAW/FCAW Equipment and Set-Up 15
Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging 15
GMAW Plate 60
Plasma Cutting 15
SMAW Beads and Filet Welds 120
SMAW Electrodes 15
SMAW Equipment and Set-Up 15
SMAW Groove Welds 120
Weld Quality 15
Welding Joint Design and Fit-Up 15
Metal Characteristics and Properties 30


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Clint Chew, BAgrED


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Wes Watkins Technology Center
7892 Highway 9
Wetumka, Oklahoma 74883
Phone: 405-452-5500
Fax: 405-452-5706