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About Welding

Welding 1 & 2

Instructor:  Mr. Jay Hogue

Welding 1 is an introduction to welding technology, including related Math, blueprints, hand and power tool operation, orientation to the trade, introduction to welding, and shielding metal arc welding.  Welding 2 is an advanced continuation of Welding 1, with an emphasis on gas metal arc welding, flux core welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and applications of production welding processes.

Students receive two regular weight credits for completing Year 1.  Students completing the 2-year program and meet the required scores on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) national certification exam are awarded two E-2 credits.

Students have the opportunity to participate in SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry that provides student programs, events and competitions, and promotes excellence in career and technical education programs.

National Technical Honor Society membership is available to students that maintain an overall 3.25 GPA, a 90 average in their program, are a member of their CTE student organization, and exemplify honesty, good attendance, good character, leadership, and responsibility.  NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. 

Mississippi Tech Master Scholars recognition is given to students that complete a 2-year CTE program and a prescribed academic curriculum, attain an ACT composite of 18 or higher, maintain a 2.5 GPA, contribute 80 hours of community service, pass the MS CPAS test, and exemplify good attendance and discipline.  See the CTE counselor for additional information. 

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College offers a New Century Skills Scholarship to students completing this 2-year program and enrolling as a first-time college student.  $750/semester is available for an overall 3.0 GPA, and $1500/semester is available for an overall 3.5.  See additional information at

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