CTE Welding Program

Welding- This course is designed for the student who wants to develop the knowledge and skills essential to obtain an entry‐level job in the welding industry. The subject matter of this course includes: SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) and GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), GTMAW (mechanized gas tungsten arc welding), FCAW (Flux-cored arc welding), GMAW (Gas metal arc welding), OAW (Oxyacetylene Welding), brazing, silver soldering, oxyacetylene cutting, plasma cutting, blueprint reading and welding symbols. This course is designed for the student who wants to develop the knowledge and skills essential to obtain an entry‐level job in the welding industry. Students will receive a Career Skill Certificate at the end of the program.

Required Items:

  • Welding jacket, leathers or coveralls
  • Work pants or jeans (no shorts)
  • Leather boots (no open toed shoes)
  • Pencil or pen
  • Notebook / binder with paper
  • Personal mask (COVID-19 Guidelines)

Location: Boron High School Campus

There is no cost for this program.

Class meets on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 5:00PM - 8:00PM

For registration information, please contact:

Mr. Josh McCormick- [email protected]

 

About the Instructor:

Mr. McCormick began welding in high school and planned to join the Navy after graduation.  He began as a nuclear machinists mate (repaired and operated the nuclear power plant on submarines) and had a sub specialty as a nuclear repair welder for 6 years. After his time with the Navy, he spent a short time as a millwright in a drop forging plant (doing repairs on massive forging equipment) and proceeded as a machinist/welder/equipment operator building tunnel boring equipment (think the machines that built the English channel tunnel) over the next 7 years.

He's previously resided and worked in Canada and India in addition to various locations throughout the United States. His work in the US included building high end hydraulic power units and equipment for Controlled Motion Solutions (JPL contract), which included the last 13 retrofit units for the hoover dam, and multiple other dam gates and controls all over California.  

He is currently a defense contractor on Edwards Air Force Base testing various equipment for the space and defense industry helping to develop new tech in addition to teaching for Lynch Learning Center.

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