Instructor: Mr. Shawn Golden

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This class involves learning safe working habits, terminologies, basic and advanced welding in all positions, and various metal cutting processes. Class work will consist of approximately 10-15% theory and the remainder will be hands on shop work. Good vision, basic math knowledge, ability to lift 50 pounds, good eye-hand coordination, and able to take orders are essential.

Interests   Skills

If you have the following interests, then this program may be for you:

  1. mechanical things and working with my hands
  2. work on your own without people watching over me
  3. use computers to control heavy equipment
  4. the challenge of high production work
  5. do things that require accuracy and concentration
  6. take pride in seeing the final results of my work
  7. use heavy machines to do very detailed work
  8. learn about the physical properties of metals things like:
    • how they are made
    • how they react to heat and pressure
    • what makes them hard or soft

If you have the following skills, then this program may be for you:

  1. communicate with others and be understood
  2. work with minimal guidance; work at my own pace
  3. lift up to fifty pounds; hear and see well
  4. work well under stress
  5. work closely with a team
  6. use patience, courtesy, and tact as needed
  7. recognize your limitations as to my abilities and training
  8. keep a positive attitude
Industry Certification   Uniform Requirements
American Welder Society - Welder I and/or II
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Work Boots
  • Long sleeve work shirt
  • Coveralls or work clothes
  • Helmet
  • Leather Gloves
  • Leather Sleeves
  • Safety glasses (provided)
Career Potential Upon Completion of the Program   Career Potential with further Education and Training
  • Structural Welder Maintenance Welder/Tacker
  • Military (train for special welding)
  • Shop Welder
  • Welder Helper
  • Welding Machine Helper
  • Boilermaker
  • Pipe Fitters
  • Metallurgists
  • Engineer
  • Under-Water Welder
  • Weld Inspector
  • Welding Machine Operator, Gas & Arc
Career Technical Student Orgranization   Post-secondary Options
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Nondiscrimination Policy The Greene County Career & Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or ages in its programs or activities. Career and Technical Education program offerings include: Automotive Collision and Body Repair, Automotive Technology, Building and Construction Occupations, Computer Networking Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrical Occupations, Emergency and Protective Services, Health Assistant, Precision Machining, Welding and Licensed Practical Nursing (adults only). Admission to the programs depends upon availability and class size and sending school districts criteria. Inquires may be directed to the Greene County Career and Technology’s Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504 Coordinator at 60 Zimmerman Drive, Waynesburg, PA or call 724-627-3106.