- Use advanced fabrication equipment and welding techniques to build, assemble, and repair metal components
- Read blueprints to meet critical design specifications
- Develop the confidence, work ethic, and team cooperation necessary for a career in fabrication
- Weld symbol interpretation
- Gas metal arc welding
- Gas tungsten arc welding
- Manual plasma arc cutting
- Welding & Drawing
- Shielded metal arc welding
- Flux cored arc welding
- Oxyfuel gas cutting
- Visual examination, inspection & testing
- ACT National Career Readiness
- American Welding Society SMAW: 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G
- American Welding Society GMAW: 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G
- American Welding Society FCAW: 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G
Students may receive up to four welding certifications while still enrolled in high school. There are various levels for all certificates.
Community College of Allegheny CountyGJCTC Program: Welding Credits Given: 9
Penn Highland Community CollegeGJCTC Program: Welding Credits Given: 11
Pennsylvania Highlands Community CollegeDegree: Associates of Applied Science Technology Management Credits Given: 15 credits
Mount Aloysius CollegeDegree: Associates of Science in Applied Technology Credits Given: Maximum of 30 credits
(Students must have earned a diploma in the Welding and Metal Fabrication program with a cumulative grade of “C” or better will be eligible to transfer credits)
PA SOAR Program
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To Qualify For Free SOAR Credits Offered at Participating Colleges:
- Students must be enrolled in an approved Program of Study (POS) in the PDE SOAR program.
- Students are expected to prepare for both college and a career by taking college prep academics, for example: College Prep English or Algebra II by junior year.
- Students must achieve a 2.5 GPA in the CTE program.
- Students must score competent or advanced on the end-of-CTE-program test called the NOCTI, which is taken during the spring semester of senior year of high school.
- Students must complete the SOAR statewide articulation competency list for their Program of Study.
The most important decision students make is deciding which career path they would like to take. Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center can help students do just that. We work with students to analyze occupational trends and match it with their particular talents and interests to help them identify the right path. Whether it’s a path that leads to college, the military, or directly into the workforce after high school, GJCTC fully prepares students for the future.