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Welding Technology
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Nathan FisherNathan Fisher
Department Head
nfisherr@isothermal.edu

Academic

  • Associate Degree in Welding Technology from Isothermal Community College
  • Currently working on Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology from Western Carolina University
  • NCCER Craft Instructor

Professional

  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding Shift Foreman
  • Operated a private welding business
  • Certified Welder

Specialties

  • Has performed structural and pipe welding in many industries and by several welding codes
  • Certified Orbital welder
  • Level I Radiographer

Personal
Nathan and wife Heather have two children, Abigail and Davis. They attend Bethany Baptist Church in Forest City, where they assist in the Nursery.


Archie EpleyArchie Epley
Welding Instructor
Night Classes

Academic

  • Certified Pipe Welding from PSNC, Forest City, NC
  • Currently working toward his NCCER Certification

Professional

  • Power Plants: Nuclear, Coal Fired, Gas Fired and Hydro
  • Has been employed at PSNC for 21 years as Crew leader and has been welding for 13 years

Specialties

  • Certified in many welding processes including SMAW, GTAW, MIG, Orbital Welding
  • Certified Pipe Welder with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section IX, American Welding Society and American Petroleum Institute Codes

Personal
Archie and his wife Pamela have two daughters, Brittany and Brooke. They attend Yancey Street Baptist Church, Marion, NC.

 


Joy ThomsonJoy Thomson
Welding Instructor


Academic

  • Certified Pipe Welding from Fluor Daniel Training Center, Greenville, SC
  • Currently working toward Associate Degree in Welding Technology at Isothermal Community College and NCCER Certification

Professional

  • Power Plants: Nuclear, Coal Fired, Gas Fired and Hydro
  • Pulp and Paper Plants
  • Food Processing Plants
  • Chemical Plants

Specialties

  • Certified in many welding processes including SMAW, GTAW, MIG, Orbital Welding
  • Certified Pipe Welder with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section IX, American Welding Society and American Petroleum Institute Codes

Personal
Joy and husband Jim have one daughter, Mackenzie.
They attend First Baptist Church in Bostic, where Joy teaches Sunday School and Children’s Church.
 

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