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(SALINA, KS – Oct. 15, 2013)    Brown Mackie College – Salina (“Brown Mackie College”) is pleased to announce the expansion of its programs to include an Associate of Applied Science degree in Construction Trades - Welding.

“Transportation, architecture, manufacturing, no matter where you go, or how you get there, your path has been joined together by a welder. But to build a strong foundation you need to learn the tools, methods, materials and safety procedures to prepare for a career in the welding industry,” says Campus President Judy Holmes.

Coursework in this program includes both hands on and classroom training with a focus on the tools, methods and proper safety procedures necessary to weld successfully. Students in the program have the opportunity to learn skills in welding, brazing, cutting, and fabrication operations using shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding, (GMAW), and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) techniques. They are also introduced to advanced skills in aluminum welding in the program.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is expected to grow 15 percent from 2010 to 2020 with properly skilled welders with up-to-date training having the best job prospects. Graduates of the welding program at Brown Mackie College will be prepared for entry-level jobs such as fabricated metal product welder, transportation and equipment manufacturing welder, machine manufacturing welder, architectural and structural metals welder and construction welder.

The Brown Mackie College system of schools is dedicated to providing educational programs that prepare students for entry-level positions in a competitive, rapidly changing workplace. The Brown Mackie College schools established a unique ONE COURSE A MONTH© scheduling format that allows students to focus on one subject for one month, then move on to the next. Courses are offered during days and evenings. In addition, students are taught using the new tools of education to offer eTextbooks to every incoming student. The college has converted to 100 percent electronic textbooks (eTextbooks) and the iPad is the vehicle for delivering that technology and more for students.

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