Welding Technologies

Welding Technology

Instructor:

Rodney Bulthouse
rbulthou@muskegonisd.org

Para-Professional:

Ryan Lubbers
rlubbers@muskegonisd.org

Course Description:

Welding Technology Students prepare for employment in welding careers that are associated with manufacturing, skilled trades, and/or admission to post secondary welding technology programs. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on instruction. Students study and apply the major arc welding processes used today such as the MIG, TIG, SMAW, Oxy-Fuel and Flux Core welding processes. In addition, students learn to operate the lab's CNC plasma cutter to cut steel up to 3/4" thick! Lessons combine the study and application of math, brazing, soldering, cutting, measuring, welding metallurgy, inspection/testing, blueprint reading, welding symbols, safety procedures and application of codes and standards.

View Course Syllabus

Welding

Class Websites

Welding Class Website
Student Success Story, Ryan

Student Success Story, Kody

Student Quotes:

"I learned what I would need to know in an actual welding career."
- Welding student

"This class taught me more about welding, and how to read the welding symbols/blueprints. It gave me more interest to pursue a career in the welding field, especially being a female."
- Welding student

"What I liked most about this class are the skills I learned and the sheer amount of desire I have to be a welder now. The demand for welders, which I learned about in this class, is also a very important to know."
- Welding student

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Welding Technology student practicing a weld.

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Special Features of the Program:

Welding provides students with "real world" experience working on projects from local community members and industry

Work-based learning opportunities are available

Articulated college credit is available from Baker College, Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, and Muskegon Community College.

View a list of program advisors:

Welding Advisory Committee