How To Become A Certified Welder

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There are certain skills every industry or job requires in order to become successful, and welding is no different. CCNN offers a welding program that helps students gain the experience needed to start an in-demand career as a welder, cutter, solderer or brazer.  But what skills will you need to develop as welder?

Welder Skills

Math Skills and Blueprint Reading

One of the first things you’ll learn to do as a welder is blueprint reading. Math skills will help you interpret sketches and read blueprints. While learning to become a welder at CCNN, you’ll take a Print Reading course and upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be able to properly define and read manufacturing design prints that are typically found in the welding and fabrication industries.

Attention to Detail

Paying attention to the little details is going to help you succeed as a welder because it’s important to get the job done correctly with no mistakes. The smallest mistakes can cause major problems in the long run. Welders can also work in dangerous environments, so keeping your workspace clean and safe is extremely important for you and everyone around you.

Physical Stability

It is no surprise that physical stamina made the list on skills to develop as a welder. Welding can be extremely strenuous on the body, so the more physical stamina you possess, the easier your job can be. You may be required to stand, bend, squat, twist or sit in weird positions for long periods of time to complete the job. Steady hands, good hand-eye coordination and depth perception may all be required to become a successful welder.

More Skills to Develop
  • Fabrication
  • Assembling
  • Mechanical Skills
  • Manage Work Orders
  • Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Analytical Skills
  • Compliance
  • Concentration

Grow at CCNN’s Welding Program

Do you have the skills to become a welder? Upon completion of welding training at CCNN, you should have a solid foundation to launch your career as a welder. You will take courses such as: Manufacturing Tools and Operations, Math for Manufacturing and Fabrication, Print Reading, Introduction to Welding, Computer Fundamentals for the Trades and Computer Assisted Design and Drafting. Begin your career as a welder by contact CCNN today at 775.241.4445 for more information on our welding program.

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