The Welding program at Madison prepares students for a variety of occupations within the welding trade. Welding disciplines taught include Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Additionally, Oxygen/Acetylene gas welding and brazing are taught in our program. Manual plasma and CNC plasma arc and oxygen/acetylene gas cutting methods are included within this program along with blueprint reading for welders and reading weld symbols as technically related subjects. Various methods are used, with manual and power tools, to fabricate and weld parts made of aluminum, steel, and stainless steel within this program. Students are able to take one American Welding Society certification exam upon satisfactory completion of any one of the weld training processes. This program will prepare students for a high-paying, high-demand job in any area of welding.

Students in the welding program are eligible to earn up to 11 credits through an articulation agreement with Columbus State Community College.

Skills to be learned
CNC cutting
Hand brake
Print reading
Pipe beveler
Table top grinders
Band saw
Plasma arc cutting
Straight line burner
Spot welder
MIG welding-all positions GMAW
TIG welding GTAW
Stick welding-all positions SMAW
Oxy-fuel cutting
Welding machines
Pipe welding

Job Opportunities
Flux Core Welder (FCAW)
Production Welder
TIG Welder (GTAW)
Oxy-fuel Welder
Plasma Cutter Welder
Spot Welder
Shear Operator
Quality Control Inspector
MIG Welder (GMAW)
Stick Welder (SMAW)
Torch Cutter Welder
Pipe Welder
Pipe Fitter
Robotic Operator
Sheet Metal Worker
Military Welder
Underwater Welder
Truck Body Fabrication
Construction Trades
Welding Sales Representative
Aero Space Specialty Welding

Industry Credentials: 

  • American Welding Society (AWS) – Certified Welder 
  • OSHA 10