• Welding Technology Welding Technology (CIP Code 48.0508)
     
     
    An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in gas, arc, shielded and non-shielded metal arc, brazing, flame cutting. Hand, semi-automatic and automatic welding processes are also included in the instruction. Students learn safety practices and types and uses of electrodes; properties of metals; blueprint reading; electrical principles; welding symbols and mechanical drawing; use of equipment for testing welds by ultrasonic methods and destruction and hardness testing; use of manuals and specification charts; use of portable grinders and chemical baths for surface cleaning; positioning and clamping; and welding standards established by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Bureau of Ships. 
  •  Programs of Study
     Level I
    Safety
    Tools
    Occupations
    Blueprints
    Measuring
    Portfolio/Certifications 
    Hours
    70
    50
    40
    30
    30
    20
     Level II
    Occupational Orientation & Safety
    Principles of Welding
    Welding Drawing & Weld Symbol Interpretation
    Shield Metal Arc Welding
    Manual Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting
    Gas Metal Arc Welding
    Visual Examination
     Hours
    51
    40
    20
    124
    85
    20
    20
     Level III
    Occupational Orientation & Safety
    Principles of Welding
    Drawing Interpretation
    Gas Metal Arc Welding
    Shield Metal Arc Welding
    Plasma Arc Cutting
    Brazing & Soldering
    Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
     Hours
    51
    15
    25
    109
    50
    70
    20
    20
     Level IV
    Occupational Orientation & Safety
    Principles of Welding
    Welding Drawing Interpretation
    Visual Examination, Inspection & Testing
    Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
    Flux Core Arc Welding
    Manual Carbon Arc Cutting
    Mechanical Oxy Fuel Cutting
     Hours
    51
    15
    30
    40
    100
    75
    24
    25
  • STC has Articulation Agreements with the following post-secondary schools:
    Clarion University of PA, Community College of Allegheny County, Delaware County Community College, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lincoln Educational Institute—East Windsor Campus, McCann’s School & Business Technology/Hazleton, Northampton Community College, PA Highlands Community College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Westmoreland County Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College

    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate)
     
    Two 3" 3 Ring Binder............................$10.00ea.
    Notebook Dividers.................................$4.00pk.
    Sheet Protectors....................................$8.00bx.
    Cotton Welding Hat.................................$10.00
    Leather Steel Tip Boots...........................$100.00
    Leather Gauntlet Welding Gloves..............$10.00
    Leather Work Gloves...............................$10.00
    Optional Costs - AWDS D1.1 Certification...$155.00
                            AWS SENSE Certification...$15.00 
    Program Entrance Recommendations
     
    Able to read & understand US & metric measurements
       (tape measure)
    Level I welding students are required to use  
       a standard fixed lens welding helmet
       (non-auto darkening)