Welders fabricate and assemble metal structures and equipment through the use of welders, cutters, shapers and measuring tools. Welders produce metal products according to customer or employer specifications. They use multiple welding machines to repair and maintain metal equipment and structures of various sizes. Welders read and interpret diagrams, sketches and blueprints to determine operations, required materials and timeframes for projects.
Welders set up, operate and maintain welding equipment. They understand and implement personal and company safety measures by wearing specialized goggles, helmets and gloves. Communication skills are essential to work with team members and converse with customers and clients.
This program is a partner with J.F. Drake State Technical Community College. Students enrolled may earn college credit that can be applied to either a training certificate or an associate’s degree. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and be classified as a 10th, 11th, or 12th grader. Tuition assistance is available through the Alabama Workforce Development Scholarship program
Students enrolled in this program will have the opportunity to earn NCCER Certifications in one or more of the following areas:
- NCCER Core
- NCCER Welding 1
- NCCER Welding 2
- NCCER Welding 3
- NCCER Welding 4
Career Technical Student Organizations
Career Technical Student Organizations are a critical component of all career technical education programs. Construction Academy students will be afforded the opportunity to join local, state, and national SkillsUSA. SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Students who join SkillsUSA will have the opportunity to participate in various competitive events at local, state, and national levels, as well as, participate in leadership development conferences, and service learning projects.
Phone: 256.852.2170 ext 66035