Welding Technology

Program Information

In the Welding and Cutting Technologies Associate degree program, students learn proper methods of welding and cutting with multiple processes currently used in the trade. Students will also learn and apply safety procedures as per industry standards.

Location of Program:

Poplarville Campus
Hancock Campus
Forrest County Campus

Program Start:

Fall & Spring Semesters

Program Instructors Contact Information:

Heath Ladner
Poplarville Campus

Chevis Necaise
Hancock Campus

Jason Pitts
Forrest County Campus

Your natural abilities

  • Reading a ruler to 1/16
  • Adding and subtracting simple fractions
  • Listening and following directions

Classroom knowledge

  • Perform vertical & overhead (3G & 4G) limited thickness qualification tests on steel plate with SMAW process
  • Perform fillet welds (3F & 4F) & open root v-groove (3G & 4G) on plain carbon steel with GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW processes
  • 6G guided bend test on open root V-Groover pipe using the GTAW process and E-7018 electrodes
  • Perform welding operations to prepare welded fabrications from sketches or drawings created by instructor

Graduation options

  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
  • Associate in Applied Science.

Possible careers in this program:

Careers include but are not limited to work in power plants, assimilated production, pressure vessels, shipyards, pipeline, offshore, and oil refineries.

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