Welding

  • A welding student using her welding tool while wearing a stylized protective mask.
  • A welding student practicing spot welding in a computer simulator.

About the Welding Program

The FSCC welding program provides students with comprehensive, hands-on training in welding technology. Through the one-year certificate program, students can earn industry-recognized credentials, such as the American Welding Society Structural Certification D1.1. These credentials are entered into a national registry that is portable and available to contractors.

Suggested curriculum for the welding certificate

High school students

Through articulation agreements between FSCC and area high schools, high school students have a seamless path to pursue their educational goals. Students can enroll in welding courses as early as their junior or senior year in high school. 

Employment outlook

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (2012 Edition) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is expected to grow 15% from 2010 to 2020. Properly skilled welders with up-to-date training, should have the best job prospects. Median pay equals $35,450 per year or $17.04 per hour.

Gainful Employment

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Welding classes

Course name Credit hours
Welding Safety/Osha – 10 - WLD 1003 3
Basic SMAW:Shielded Metal Arc Welding - WLD 1013 3
Basic GMAW:Gas Metal Arc Welding - WLD 1023 3
Advanced Welding (SMAW ll) - IND 2023 3
Blue Print Reading - WLD 1033 3
Advanced (GMAW ll) 3
Advanced Welding GTAW Gas Tungston Arc Welding 3
Special Welding Techniques 3
Program core classes 24

FSCC Welding Department

FSCC East Campus (Armory)
2301 Horton Street
Fort Scott, KS
 

Career and Technical Education Center of Crawford County
1301 East 27th Street Terrace
Pittsburg, KS

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