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Welding Technology

Welder

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Certificate of Completion

(575) 527-7593, 528-7018 or 527-7597

Welders are in greater demand today than at any time during the past 30 years, and the job outlook is expected to remain excellent throughout the foreseeable future. They are needed in energy exploration and production and are required in virtually every field or industry that uses parts made of metal.

Simply stated, welders are people who join metals such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, gold, silver, brass, bronze, copper, and nickel. Welding processes vary depending on the application. Extremely delicate and precise items, such as aerospace components and jewelry, may be welded using electron beams, lasers, and plasma, while huge structures for buildings and bridges are typically welded using submerged arc and electro-slag. Welding may take place in almost any setting: in a laboratory, out-of-doors, or even underwater, as in the case of offshore, oil-and-gas platform construction.

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