• Welding

    Students in this course are dually enrolled and have the opportunity to earn college credit from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in addition to high school credit. Students must follow all requirements of a dual-enrolled program. Students learn to weld with the most advanced welding processes used today. Content includes the basic safe operation of the ox-fuel welding, cutting and brazing systems. Students also receive training in the basic electric arc welding processes, SMAW (arc), GMAW (mig), and equipment setup, selection and operation. Blueprint reading for welders, welding symbols and basic welder's trade math are included to prepare the student for employment in the welding trade.

    Credits & Certifications

    • 2nd World Language Credit
    • 3rd Science Credit
    • 4th Related Math Credit
    • Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit
    • Early/Middle College Eligible
    • Dual Enrollment: Kalamazoo Valley Community College for 6 credits
    • College Credit: Baker College, Ferris State University

    Eligibility & Prerequisites

    • This course is available to dual enrolled 12th grade students
    • Students provide own transportation
    • Students must follow dual enrollment policies and expectations at Kalamazoo Valley Community College
    • Extended hours, including loss of spring vacation

    Career Opportunities

    • Welder
    • Machine Tool Setter
    • Sheet Metal Worker


    "This was my favorite class in high school." — Neal Dunithan, Galesburg-Augusta High School