Welding Technology


Welding Technology
"Helping Students FIT into the 21st Century"

Instructor: Roy Neal, Jr.

    Welding Technology is a two-year program designed to give students industrial-level skills in the welding trade. Each studen has the opportunity to earn 1080+ hours of training with good attendance.
Sequence of courses are as follows:
  • Fundamentals of Welding Technology
  • Thermal Cutting & Welding
  • Blueprint Reading & Metallurgy
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Ornamental Metal Work
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Arc Welding (Advanced)



  • F.I.T. Technical Career Education Certificate of Completion
  • WV State Certificate in S.M.A.W-up to 6-G Pipe
  • American Welding Society Certification - levels I and II
  • C.P.R./First Aid Certification
  • Pipe certification
  • 40 hour Sruface Mining Certificate (Optional)


Sequence of courses are as follows:


  • Industrial responsibility knowledge
  • Safety
  • Industrial First Aid/C.P.R. trainings and certification
  • Oxy-acetylene welding and cutting
  • Plasma arc cutting
  • Grinding
  • Shielded metal arc-welding
  • Gas metal arc-welding
  • Blueprint reading
  • Weld symbols interpretation
  • Pipe welding
  • Forming of metals
  • Layout work and fabrication
  • Gas tungsten arc-welding
  • Aluminum welding
  • Advanced gas metal arc-welding
  • Carbon arc gouging
  • Weld testing
  • Certification
  • Flux core arc welding-self & dual shielded
  • Math
  • Metal cutting & drilling
  • Ferrous & non-ferrous metal welding
  • Job related responsibilities
  • C.N.C. setup and operation
Unique Opportunities

    Excellent relationship and opportunities exist for employment with local industries such as welders, fabricators, layout men, and steel workers. Students have opportunities to advance in the welding field through articulation agreements while saving time and money. The classroom training also provides a wider knowledge of the welding trade skills than those possessed by 45% of currently employed welders.

Job Opportunities


  • Structural engineer
  • Sheet-metal worker
  • Fitter
  • Pipe welder
  • Nuclear welder
  • Underwater welder
  • Structural welder
  • Draftsperson
  • Ship fitter
  • Iron worker
  • Maintenance
  • Auto body
  • Robotics
  • Metal Sculptor
  • Salesperson
  • Fabricator
  • Welding technician
  • CWI (Certified Welding Inspector)
  • Educator
  • GNC Operator