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Electric Arc Welding

PMI GraphicThe technical curriculum of this program will take place at Precision Manufacturing Institute in Meadville, PA. The technical curriculum will account for 28 to a maximum of 30 credits. In addition to the technical curriculum, students will complete 32 credits of core curriculum courses to complete the requirements of the Associate of Applied Science degree from Clarion University.

This program provides preparation for the student in a career as a skilled welder in the metal fabrication Industry. Students will be able to demonstrate the proper usage of safety tools and methods. Students will also have working knowledge and comprehension of blueprints and math as it pertains to this field. Students will have the understanding of various filler metals and the proper applications as well as the classifications and properties of the materials used in the welding and fabrication industry. Upon graduation students will acquire the entry-level fundamental knowledge and skills that are considered to be essential for entry into the welding and fabrication field.

What is Electrical Arc Welding?

Electrical arc welding is a  process utilizing the concentrated heat of an electric arc to join metal by fusion of the parent metal and the addition of metal to the joint usually provided by a consumable electrode. Electric current for the welding arc may be either direct or alternating, depending upon the material to be welded and the characteristics of the electrode used. Electrical Welding is less complicated than the intricate processes of conventional welding.

Employment Opportunities

Students will be prepared for entry-level employment in the welding, metal and fabrication field.