1801 Branch Street|Platte City, MO 64079Phone: 816-858-5505Fax: 816-858-3278

Industrial Welding

Industrial Welding

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The Industrial Welding program provides the opportunity to develop competence in welding procedures and practices. Students who successfully complete the program will have an opportunity to take the Welder Performance Qualification test as established by the American Welding Society and the D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel.

PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR

Mr. Claycomb

Mr. Claycomb began teaching at NCC in August, 2003, and has been a member of the American Welding Society and Certified Welding Inspector and Educator (CWI/CWE) since 2019. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a BS in Secondary Education, as well as Industrial Technology and has attained a 99-year Vocational Certification. He has worked in the field as a welder and is also an instructor in the Career Center's Welding Adult Education program. 

Contact Mr. Claycomb
Phone: 816-858-5505 x1717   
Email:claycomc@platteco.k12.mo.us

 

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Hourly Wage*

Average Salary*

Machine Operator

$18.03

$37,510

Welding Inspector

$19.45

$40,460

Grinder

$19.74

$41,060

Welder

$21.25

$44,190

Sheet Metal Worker

$24.70

$51,370

Underwater Welder

$26.35

$54,800

Pipefitter

$27.08

$56,330

Oil Rig Welder

$27.08

$56,330

Robotic Technician

$28.75

$59,800

* Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Safety

  • Welding Terminology

  • Welding Theory

  • Basic Metallurgy

  • Blueprint Reading

  • Welding Symbols

  • Fabrication - Tools/Equipment

  • Shielded Metal Art Welding

  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

  • Flux Cored Arc Welding

  • Thermal Cutting

COLLEGE CREDIT

  • Students may receive up to 18 dual credit hours from Metropolitan Community College and 1 credit by exam.

  • Program completers can receive up to 12 articulated college credit hours from Missouri Western State University.

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS/OTHER CERTIFICATIONS

Students may earn AWS Welder Performance Qualification Weld Test, OSHA 10, and AWS Sense Level 1 Training Certificate.

CAREER TREE

Click the tree below to view an interactive Industrial Welding career exploration guide.

welding tree

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