Manufacturing and Product Development Sector Information
Sector description: The Welding and Drafting Pathways are designed to prepare students for entry level positions as welding apprentice or industrial drafter trainee or related fields. Students study skills as reading blueprints, cutting and welding metal, manufacturing processes, mechanisms,, planning, preparation, interpreting and preparation of engineering and architectural drawings using drafting tools and CAD software, all necessary for entry level positions in welding or industrial drafting fields.
Entry Level (w/H.S. diploma)
Technical Level (w/AA or AS or certificate)
Professional Level (w/BA or BS degree)
Industrial drafter trainee
Entry level quality control inspector
Entry level CAD drafter
Quality control engineer
Associate Foundry Engineer
Post- secondary opportunities:
For students who complete this pathway, the following programs are offered at Hartnell Community College. Students may continue studies in this area and potentially earn the following degrees and certificates: Associate of Science in Welding Technology, Certificate of Achievement in Welding Technology.