According to the American Welding Society, carbon and low-alloy steel represent over 95% of the construction and fabrication metals used world wide. Good mechanical properties over a wide range of strengths combined with relatively low cost and ease of fabrication account for the wide spread use of these steels. These attributes make carbon and low-alloy steels excellent choices for use in appliances, mining and heavy equipment, bridges, buildings, machinery, pressure vessels, offshore structures, railroad equipment, ships, and a wide range of consumer products. The extensive use of these steels means that welding, brazing, and thermal cutting are essential processes of continuing importance.
In addition to carbon steel, students will learn how to prepare and weld aluminum and stainless steel (GMAW and GTAW processes). Both aluminum and stainless steels are becoming more commonplace in industry because of their corrosion resistance, strength to weight ratios, recyclability, and their natural luster used for architectural features.
One of the best ways to advance your welding career is by earning a specialized certification. Welding and fabricating now demands abilities beyond those once thought of as traditional. This opens up opportunities for more money, leadership roles and higher-level career challenges.
About Bay's Program
At Bay College, our welding program helps to prepare students for successful entry and longevity in the welding field. Our welding laboratory contains state of the art equipment for the most popular welding processes. After completion of our certificate program students will have been instructed on the proper use of:
Welding certification is available at Bay. Contact us and let us know your certification interests.
- SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, GTAW, OAW, and MCAW
- Safety associated with the welding industry
- Blueprint reading and welding symbol interpretation
- Classification of materials and their industrial uses
The Certificate Program provides individuals with a wide array of skills applicable to construction welding, ship building, fitting, industrial and production welding.
Program Lead / Instructor
Office: WELD 1005
What are students saying:
"One of the things I found most helpful was the quality of instruction you receive in the welding department. I never realized the opportunities available to me in the welding industry until Bay helped me find them."