NCCER Welding Technology I & II




Within the construction crafts, welding is in most demand in Louisiana. In the Houma-Lafourche area alone, there are over 200 openings for welders who are earning top pay. National Center for Construction and Education Research (NCCER) will provide the safety and welding curriculum; these classes are dual-enrolled with Louisiana Technical College System and Fletcher Community College.

NCCER Welding Level 1
  • Welding safety
  • Oxyfuel cutting
  • Plasma Arc cutting
  • Base metal preparation
  • Weld quality and codes
  • SMAW  equipment and setup
  • Metal arc electrodes
  • SMAW beads and fillet welds
  • Open V-Groove welds
  • Prerequisite: NCCER Core

NCCER Welding Level 2
  • Welding symbols
  • Welding drawings
  • Metals
  • Preheating and post heating metals
  • GMAW and FCAW – equipment, filler metals, & plates
  • GTAW – equipment, filler metals, & plate
  • Prerequisite: NCCER Welding I

Some of the career choices for welders are working in a shipyard, construction on bridges or high rise buildings, oil and gas manufacturing plants, offshore platforms, or self-employment.