Program Area: Welding

Program Overview:

Our welding courses are college credit courses offered on three of our campuses across Catawba County.  Students can travel to Bandys High, Bunker Hill High, or Saint Stephens High to take advantages of these course offerings.

Welding Courses

Course CodeCourse NameSchools OfferingCourse TypeNotes
WLD 121Welding 121Bandys, Bunker, St. StephensCareer & College PromiseThis course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions.
WLD 131Welding 131Bandys, Bunker, St. StephensCareer & College PromiseThis course introduces the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include correct selection of tungsten, polarity, gas, and proper filler rod with emphasis placed on safety, equipment setup, and welding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW fillet and groove welds with various electrodes and filler materials.
WLD 141Welding 141Bandys, Bunker, St. StephensCareer & College PromiseThis course introduces the basic symbols and specifications used in welding. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of lines, notes, welding symbols, and specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret symbols and specifications commonly used in welding.