Students design, fabricate and repair metal products in the school’s shop facilities. They develop skills in testing procedures necessary to meet standards for welding certification and practice welding techniques according to the requirements of the American Welding Society. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, students learn shielded metal, gas metal, gas tungsten and flux core arc welding, blueprint reading, gas welding and brazing, oxy-fuel cutting, metal layout and fabrication, computerized numerical control cutting, plasma cutting of sheet and plate metals, and structural and robotic welding. The program is nationally recognized by the AWS (American Welding Society).
Two Year Half-Day Program
Year One: 8:05 A.M.-10:40 A.M. (36 weeks // 3 credits)
Year Two: 11:35 A.M.-2:10 P.M. (36 weeks // 3 credits)
Students are required to purchase the following at an estimated cost of $120:
- Work Boots (preferably steel-toed)
- Welder’s Cap
- Tape Measure
National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) provides industry-based credentials and partner industry certifications for students enrolled in career and technical education programs.
Level I- Entry Welder
Gain the basic skills, knowledge, and tools needed to join an in-demand, well-paying, field that continues to grow every year.
College Articulation and Credits
College Credit Opportunities
Harrisburg Area Community College
SOAR programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.
Technical careers range from a metal fabricator to an underwater welder. These opportunities may begin in high school with a Co-Op position providing job experience and a salary.
- Metal Cutter
- Metal Fabricator
- Maintenance Welder
- Electric-Arc Welder
- Ironworker-Structural Steel Construction
- Welding Inspector
- Pipe Fitter
- Pipe Welder
- Underwater Welder
- Research and Development Engineer
- Sheet Metal Worker
GRADUATES EMPLOYED BY:
- Butler Manufacturing
- Kercher Machine Works, Inc.
- Hauck Manufacturing, Inc.
- Light’s Welding, Inc.
- Highland Tank. Co.
- Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
- Peirce Welding and Fabricating
- Herr Industrial
|Position||PA Projected Employment Growth 2014-2024||Entry Salary||Avg PA Salary||Experienced Salary|
|Welding Machine Setter, Operator and Tender||No Data Available||$28,280||$39,260||$44,760|
|Sheet Metal Worker||8%||$31,480||$53,570||$64,620|
“I think the CTC’s welding program is one of the best in the area. It helped me in my career and now I’m a welding supervisor for a large company.”