The Mingus Welding Program is a four year program that is dual enrolled with Yavapai College.
Welding 1- is an introduction to the Mingus Welding program and covers basic construction site safety, welding safety, thermal cutting processes that include oxy-fuel cutting, plasma cutting, carbon arc cutting and gouging along with automated cutting processes. The class wil introduce studnets to the SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW welding processes.
Welding 2- The second year of the welding program focuses on the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (a.k.a. stick welding). Students will learn the about the process and welding in all positions using the SMAW process. Studnets will also have the oppurtunity to perform A.W.S. Welding certifications using SMAW.
Welding 3- Third year students will focus on the wire feed processes using Gas Metal Arc Welding process (aka MIG welding) and the Flux Cored Arc Welding process. Students will also learn to read and interpert welding blueprints and welding symbols.
Welding 4- The fourth and final year of the welding program has student using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process (aka TIG welding) and learning the basics of welding fabrication.
The goal of the Mingus Welding program is to prepare students for entry level work in the welding industry. It is recommended that students start the welding program as freshman and take it for all four years.