The Moore Tech Welding Program requires persons who possess good manual dexterity, good eyesight, and good eye-to-hand coordination. They should be able to concentrate on detailed work for long periods of time. Because welding processes differ and are used for a wide variety of purposes, the equipment welders use and the skill levels vary.
Job descriptions vary from highly skilled manual welders who can use both gas and electric arc welding equipment, and welders who plan their work from drawings or other specifications to those of unskilled welding machine tenders who simply press a button to start a machine. Skilled welders know the characteristics of different types of metals and can weld in various positions. Welders who build ships and maintenance welders are examples of skilled welders.
Moore Tech’s Welding Program is taught in one of the most extensive and complete welding labs in the south. It includes instruction in electric arc welding, plasma arc cutting, oxyacetylene cutting, oxyacetylene welding, (both ferrous, and nonferrous metals,) TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) & MIG (Metal Inert Gas). The student is taught to identify and use various types of welding equipment, including the characteristics and techniques used in fabricating and assembling metal parts. An important aspect of the program is teaching the individual to read and follow directions.
This program is designed for individuals who want to become professional welders. The program also is designed to develop in the student the hands-on ability and confidence needed for successful employment within industry.
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