Graduates of this program have gone to work in the aerospace, boiler and piping, construction and repair welding industries. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible for testing and certification to the American Welding Society Welding Code. They are also eligible for testing as associate welding inspectors in the AWS code.
Students at GRCC learn oxy/fuel, shielded metal, gas tungsten, gas metal, and pipe welding. These skills qualify them for a large variety of welding jobs in manufacturing, construction and maintenance industries. Job opportunities for trained welders are expected to increase in the years ahead. The U.S. Department of Labor publication (Occupational Outlook Quarterly) states that "…employment of skilled welders will grow, and job prospects will be good."
Some advanced standing credit may be granted to entering graduates of high school vocational programs that are members of the Kent Metropolitan Articulation Project.
A layout of the courses for this program is available on the right.