Degrees and Certifications:
Associates Degree in Welding Technology OSHA Outreach Trainer SC State Mentor CDL License NCCER Core Instructor NCCER Welding Instructor Certified AWS Welder Certified Nuclear Welder Certified Welding Educator (CWE)
Mrs. Wanda W. Haynes
My name is Wanda Haynes and I'm a native of Savannah, Georgia married to David W. Haynes Jr., who is also a native of Georgia. I received my Associate’s Degree in Welding Technology from Savannah Vocational College. From there, I attended North Florida College where I studied Occupational Health & Safety. I spent more than twenty years in the Welding Industry performing various welding applications. I started my welding career as an Ironworker/Welder connecting, bolting-up and inspecting welds on structual steel. I then began fabricating USN Coastal Minehunters, and from there moved on to working on system maintenance crews traveling around the country replacing pipe, boiler tubes, and steam turbine generators at nuclear plants. My broad journey of welding is what landed me in South Carolina. In 2000 I was contracted to do a welding job at Oconee Nuclear Station and I have been in South Carolina since that time. I am very passionate about teaching my students the trade of welding, implementing life skills, and giving them hope for their future. Outside of work I love spending time with my family, horseback riding, camping, farming, and having festival events to patronize the public with food, live music and equestrian shows.
WHAT IS WELDING?
WELDING IS THE MOST COMMON WAY OF PERMANENTLY JOINING METAL PARTS. IN THIS PROCESS, HEAT IS APPLIED TO METAL PIECES CAUSING THEM TO MELT AND FUSE TOGETHER. OVER 50% OF THE GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT OF THE U.S.A. IS RELATED TO WELDING IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. WELDING RANKS HIGH AMONG INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES AND INVOLVES MORE SCIENCES AND VARIABLES THAN THOSE INVOLVED IN ANY OTHER INDUSTRIAL PROCESS.
The Welding Technology Program is designed to prepare students to perform entry-level welding task under the supervision of a 20+ years experienced certified welder. Welding students receive training in gas metal acr weldind (GMAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), tig welding (GTAW), plasma arc cutting (PAC), and oxyfuel cutting (OFC). Included in the course of study is instruction related to blueprint reading, base metal preparation, and safety. Students can obtain an AWS Welding Certification, OSHA-10 Certificate and a Forklift Certificate.
As the Welding Instructor I will teach OSHA Standards before any student go into the welding lab to assure that each student have a clear understanding of the safty rules and regulations. I will teach each student basic welding techniques, help students to acquire specialized skills that will make them marketable for the very demanding Welding Industry.
Class Schedule and Events
AM LEVEL 2 CLASS HOURS: 8:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
PM LEVEL 1 CLASS HOURS: 12:20 P.M.-3:20 P.M.