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EDS Tech Training Sites (EDSTTS) has partnered with Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center (TWSTC) in Houston, Texas, which is also a branch campus of Tulsa Welding School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Welding is the key technology for the fabrication and assembly of metal structures. In many industries such as shipbuilding, heavy equipment production, and small parts fabrication, welding is a value-added operation that is largely a manual process applied by humans. Training of new welders is a significant activity both for industry and for the vocational education community. Virtual reality (VR) is currently used as a training tool in a number of different application areas including medicine, aviation, law enforcement, and the military. The VR Welding Simulator enables students to develop basic welding skills, learn proper welding techniques, and explore welding career paths while saving on costly consumables. The VR Welding Simulator provides immediate feedback on work angle, travel angle, speed, nozzle-to-plate distance, and straightness.

The curriculum is taught across four learning modules: Welding Careers, Welding and Welding Safety, Welding Equipment, Basics and Defects, and Introduction to Welding Simulation.

Upon completion of the VR Welding program students have the confidence, experience, and skills for advancing to the Professional Welder program (25 semester credit hours) offered by Tulsa School of Welding which prepares a graduate for entry-level positions in the structural, pipe, and thin alloy and/or pipeline welding.

Potential Earnings and Wages:

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  • The average salary for a Welder is $17.86 per hour.
  • The average hourly pay for a Construction Worker is $16 an hour.