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The Welding Technology program facility is located at 819 N 2nd street in Vincennes Indiana and boasts of new welding stations with new Lincoln Electric multi-process welding equipment. Vincennes University and Lincoln Electric have created an exciting new partnership to ensure the welding program maintains the latest in state of the art welding equipment used in industry today.
Welding Technology Associate’s Degree (ASCT) is a comprehensive two-year program designed to prepare the student for gainful employment in the welding field in a wide variety of positions. Graduates also have the opportunity for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
Students are trained in OAW (Oxy Acetylene Welding), SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), (Gas Metal Arc Welding), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding). Students learn to weld aluminum, Stainless steel, and low carbon steel. Plasma arc cutting, air carbon arc cutting, and print reading are also covered. Advanced welding inspection and fabrication methods, along with automation are covered to achieve the extensive discipline demanded within the welding profession. Students will spend 20 hours per week in welding classes with the majority of that time spent in the welding lab developing skills in all structural and pipe welding positions. In addition, students must learn to use all common fabrication tools and equipment in a safe and efficient manner. An emphasis is placed on the technical aspects of welding in this program.