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CVTC and local high schools have partnered to offer incoming juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in welding the opportunity to earn high school and college credit. Dual credit academies give high school students a chance to navigate their interests and career options to develop the most successful individualized career path. Credits successfully earned through this academy may be applied to CVTC Welding programs. By successfully completing all four courses, students will earn a Wire Feed Welding Certificate (Intro to GMAW). All of the academy courses listed below will be taught at the UW-River Falls welding lab by CVTC instructors during the school year.
Students enrolled in this academy will learn about welding safety, basic welding math, welding print reading, and wire feed welding processes.
When: August 26, 2019 – January 3, 2020
Location: UW-River Falls Welding Lab, taught by CVTC instructors
Credential: Intro to Gas Metal Arc Welding (61-442-1), Pathway Certificate
442-310 Welding Safety & Orientation
442-380 Industrial Skills for Welders
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 –Thursday, January 2, 2020
442-307 Welding Print Reading
442-362 Basic Wire Feed Welding
Academy Location: UW-River Falls
This academy is designed to provide basic skill levels for entry-level employment in the area of production welding. Students will learn welding safety, basic welding math, welding print reading, and wire feed processes. Completion of this academy will lead into CVTC one-year welding technical diploma program.
442-310 Welding Safety & OrientationIntroduces welding safety and standard operating procedures on equipment commonly used in welding labs/shops and on tools received in student's toolbox. Students will be able to receive an OSHA 10 safety certificate.
442-380 Industrial Skills for WeldersIn this course the student will develop math skills and job seeking skills for the welding career to meet the demand of today's industry. Application based math topics will address fractions, decimals, fraction conversion to decimals and metric equivalents, geometry and trig formulas, as well as algebraic problem solving. The student will use blueprints for layout calculations and technics. The student will also develop job seeking skills such as: employment search, resumes, application forms, and employer interviews.
442-307 Welding Print ReadingDrawing fundamentals related to 2 and 3 view drawings; visual projection methods; freehand sketching; weld symbols and how to apply them. Interpret weld blueprints according to industry standards.
442-362 Basic Wire Feed WeldingIntroduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW, wire-feed welding, MIG). Develop skills with solid wire GMAW short-circuit transfer in various positions and joint designs.
9 Credit High School Academy
Registration Status //Full
Academy Dates //August 26, 2019 – January 3, 2020
Days of Week //Mon - Fri
Times //7:30 - 11 a.m.
Classroom Location //UW-River Falls
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