•  Manufacturing Career Cluster


    Teacher: Paul Carney

    CIP Code: 48.0508

    This instructional program prepares students in oxy/fuel welding, cutting, and brazing, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, flux core, carbon arc, plasma cutting using manual and Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) programming welding processes.  Students are trained in the different types, sizes and uses of electrodes and welding rods; welding symbols, and the use of measuring instruments, hand tools, and portable grinders.  Theory in metallurgy, electrical principles, blueprint reading, layout and design, and CNC programming on fabrication equipment is provided. Practical problems in math, preparation of material lists, cost estimating and methods of quality assurance are also covered. Quality control inspections include the use of destructive and non-destructive testing equipment. The welding standards and procedures established by the American Welding Society (AWS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Bureau of Ships (ABS), the American Petroleum Institute (API), and safety practices outlined in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI Z49.1) code books will be practiced.  Students may pursue advanced studies at the post-secondary level in fields including: welding engineering, metallurgy, structural design, energy technology, underwater welding, quality control and inspection, as well as apprenticeships. This program provides an excellent foundation of technical knowledge for college and/or direct employment.



    ASME/AWS Code

    AWS Entry Level Welder

    OSHA 10 Hour Safety



    Bucks County Community College

    Pennsylvania College of Technology

    Triangle Tech 



    Ability to adhere to strict safety regulations

    Fine motor skills

    Mathematics fundamentals

    Physical stamina

    Read and interpret technical material at grade level



    Appropriate uniform attire (approximately $40-$70)

    Industry certification testing fees (T.B.D.)

    OSHA 10 Hour Safety (approximately $18)

    Textbook and lab manual (approximately $25)

    WET Career Wheel