The Pratt Community College Welding Program is a hands-on program. Welding students work in a shop environment with newly-purchased equipment that they will find in the welding industry. The qualified faculty are CWE master technicians and are constantly learning the latest technology and earning new certifications vital for finding a job in industry.
PCC acquired a new welding shop and classes began at the new location in Fall 2022. Students have the opportunity to do real work projects for customers in the live shop, building needed work experience valuable to the workforce.
Degree and Certificate Options
Associate of Applied Science, Welding Technology
Certificate l, Welding Technology
Certificate ll, Welding Technology
Program Learning Outcomes for Welding Technology
By the end of the Welding Technology Program, students are expected to complete the following:
I, ____________________, will comply with personal and environmental safety practices associated with clothing; eye protection; hand tools; power equipment; proper ventilation; and the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals/materials in accordance with local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations.
RATING SCALE: N No Exposure - No experience or knowledge in this area
L Limited Skill - Requires instruction and close supervision
M Moderately Skilled - Performs job completely with limited supervision
S Skilled - Works independently
Work Ethics and Job Skills
0000 Maintains regular attendance.
0000 Arrives for class on time.
0000 Completes job within set standard.
0000 Stays on assigned task.
0000 Demonstrates safe work habits.
0000 Appropriately dresses for the job.
0000 Cooperates with Instructor/Supervisor.
0000 Exhibits teamwork.
0000 Exhibits self-control.
0000 Maintains neat and orderly work area.
0000 Demonstrates leadership qualities.
A. WELDING MANUFACTURING PLANT TOURS
0000 Write personal resume
0000 Properly fill out application
0000 Practice interview skills
0000 Tour welding shop
0000 Tour machine shop
0000 Tour manufacturing plant
B. SAFETY MANAGEMENT
0000 Work cooperative in class and design a safety manual for welding shop
0000 Develop SDS for welding shop
0000 Demonstrate proper storage of welding supplies
0000 Demonstrate proper maintenance of and repair of shop equipment
0000 Demonstrate proper Lock-Out Tag-Out of damaged equipment
0000 Demonstrate identification and ordering of correct repair parts
C. FORKLIFT OPERATOR TRAINING
0000 Read and review OSHA Standard 1910.178 for power industrial trucks
0000 Demonstrate forklift inspection
0000 Demonstrate forklift maintenance and service
0000 Demonstrate forklift operational controls
0000 Demonstrate forklift driving skills
0000 Demonstrate lifting pallets with a forklift
0000 Demonstrate lifting secured material with forklift
0000 Demonstrate lifting unsecured material with forklift
0000 Pass forklift certification test
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CWE, Certified Welding Educator
AWS, American Welding Society
SENSE, Schools Excelling through National Skills Standards Education
LEEPS, Lincoln Electric Partner Schools