TLC Trade School President Tony Chamoun announced today that TLC will begin offering Welding Technology courses at TLC's Oxford, MA campus, beginning in September 2020.
According to Mr. Chamoun, "Welding career are in high demand and we have a unique ability to deliver the type of education a student needs to achieve success in this career. TLC has traditionally specialized in courses that are closely related to welding -- especially pipefitting and steam fitting -- and many of our instructors are already well-versed in the welding discipline." Chamoun continued: " We have built a welding-specific addition to our Oxford, MA campus that includes eight welding stations. We can confidently say that we have the most comprehensive welding technology program in Central New England.
Welders are in high demand in industries ranging from automotive fabrication and motorsports to aerospace, energy and manufacturing, and are particularly in demand for major infrastructure projects including bridges, highways, office buildings, schools, pipelines, power plants, refineries and even spacecraft. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that there will be more than 488,000 job openings for welders by the year 2028.
About the Program
Combines: WELD01 Fundamentals of Welding, WELD02 Gas and Arc Welding Theory, WELD02L Gas and Arc Welding Lab, WELD03 Technical Blueprint Reading, WELD04 MIG Welding Theory, WELD04L MIG, GMAW, and FCAW Welding Lab, WELD05 TIG Welding, WELD06 Pipe Welding, WELD06L Pipe Welding Lab, WELD07 Manufacturing and Repair Techniques
Objective: This program covers general tasks performed by welders; including safety procedures applied during welding and cutting operations. Students will learn to read and interpret welding symbols provided from construction drawings. This program will provide students with the necessary tools to safely set up and operate oxygen and acetylene torches, preheat and torch cut steel, and learn the basics of welding metals by fusion and adding filler metal, along with hand eye coordination and good puddle control. Students will be able to apply skills learned to both construction and manufacturing industries. This program will cover Gas and Arc Welding Theory as well as Technical Blueprint Reading. Students will be able to understand both theories of MIG, TIG, GMAW, and FCAW welding. This program will cover Pipe welding as well as manufacturing and repair techniques.
Course Contact Hours: 800 Clock Hours
Schedule: Day, Full Time – 9:30 am - 2:00 pm – 40 Weeks
Level of Employment: Student qualifies for a Welding Technician position