Welding Technologies

Welding Technologies

Site: Northern Career Institute-Willoughby
Two-year program: grades 11-12
Welding technician students learn to proficiently produce welds of different arc welding processes along with background knowledge of machine settings, scientific theory, and blueprint reading. Students learn the same skills taught at the Lincoln School of Welding. Students have a high probability for high paying employment due to the increasing need for young welders in the industry.
The welding machines and equipment found in the shop in the new welding facility match professional equipment used in the field. Students utilize multiple tools to enhance fabrication skills while completing several, large scale community service projects and having the choice to compete in the SkillsUSA competitions. This program had the National Gold Medal Welder in 2016.
Students become effective and professional communicators by working closely with local business and industry to complete community service projects

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Mr. Michael Kirchhevel
Mr. Mark Stevens
  • Education: Willoughby-Eastlake Technical; Lakeland Community College, Kent State University, Cleveland State University.
  • Work Experience: Instructor, Production Welding (25 years), Welder/Fabricator local companies.
  • Hobbies: Fishing, camping, woodworking, sports.

Additional Information

Credits:  3 credits each year (2 Courses/yr-1.5 credits each)
Students will learn:
    •    Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
    •    Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
    •    Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
    •    Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
    •    Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)
    •    Carbon Arc Gouging (CAC-A)
    •    Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC)
    •    Blueprint Reading
    •    SkillsUSA Competition
    •    Community Service
    •    Fabrication
    •    Team-building
    •    Gas Metal Arc Welding
    •    Shielded Metal Arc Welding
    •    Flux Cord Arc Welding
    •    Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
   •    Lakeland Community College-up to 10 credits
   •    University of Akron-up to 30 credits
   •    Kent State University - up to 30 credits
   •    CT2-up to 10 sem hrs/all OH public colleges

    •    AWS Welding Certifications
    •    Welder
    •    Angle Grinder
    •    Tape Measure
    •    Iron Worker
    •    Band Saw
    •    Oxy-Fuel Cutter
    •    Ring Roller
    •    Shear
    •    CNC Plasma Cutter
    •    Hand Tools
    •    Iron Workers
    •    Boiler Makers
    •    Production Welding
    •    Custom Fabrication
    •    Welding Repair
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