Perform welds in all phases of ship construction...

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Welding apprentices learn the full range of manual, semiautomatic and automatic welding processes in the shipyard’s welding school. They use a wide range of metals and welding processes to perform structural and pipe welds in all phases of ship construction.

Trade Related Education Courses (TREC)

X111 Hull Construction I 18 Hours 1 Credit

X183 Welding Fundamentals: SMAW and GMAW 18 Hours 1 Credit

X185 Introduction to Non-Destructive Testing 8 Hours 1 Credit

World Class Shipbuilder Curriculum (WCSC)

The WCSC supports the entire apprentice program by providing each apprentice with the technical knowledge required for the mastery of a trade, and an opportunity to obtain an associate degree in business administration, engineering technology, or engineering. The curriculum provides the educational foundation necessary for continued growth throughout a career.