MCS will add dual registration welding program in January 2022-Madison Records | Madison Records

2021-11-11 08:31:14 By : Mr. Edward Chee

Madison-Madison City School students will soon receive new practical courses through the Institute of Technology Welding Program.

MCS Director Dr. Ed Nichols announced the welding plan in a weekly email update sent to school district families on October 15. In recent weeks, Nichols and his employees have met with Ed Castile from AIDT or the Alabama Industrial Development Training Center.

Madison executives discussed the future of welding in the MCS area. "I am happy to announce that we will provide a dual registration welding program starting in January 2022," Nichols said. The welding program will give students the opportunity to obtain multiple industrial welding certifications.

AIDT plans to cooperate with MCS and bring a mobile welding laboratory and provide a welding instructor.

On November 4th, student families can learn more about the welding course at the Parent Information Conference held at the MCS Center Office at 211 Celtic Avenue from 6 to 7 pm.

The welding course of the Institute of Technology will be a pilot program and will be open to a small number of selected students next spring.

Individuals may not realize that workers use more than 30 different types of welding. Traveling welders can easily earn more than $100,000 per year. Welders are in great demand in North Alabama, and they often start working for $18 an hour.

The first-level welding program belongs to the National Construction Education and Research Center or NCCER. Depending on the motivation of the student, the student can complete the two-year course faster.

At the end of the course, students can choose to participate in the American Welding Society D1.1 structural welding test. MCS will provide all welding materials and gears.

The course will be counted as dual enrollment credits (if the student has not enrolled in any other dual enrollment program). When the student successfully completes the course, he or she will receive the NCCER core, NCCER safety and welding certificates.

* Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) rod welding.

* Gas ​​metal arc welding (GMAW) Mig welding.

* Flux cored arc welding (FCAW) flux welding.

Any student interested in taking a welding course must contact their school counselor and provide their name, personal email and contact information.