Howdy!! My name is Richard Layton and I am the instructor/adjunct professor for the following welding courses, Introduction to Welding, Welding I & II, I am also one of two professors that teach the  Austin Community College (ACC) Dual Credit Welding in the Kleberg building on Texas School for the Deaf campus.
          Graduated from  University of Arizona with a B.Sci. degree in Agriculture Technology, Management, and Education. I am also a certified Diesel and Heavy Equipment mechanic/operator, from L.H. Bates Tech College (WA State) and multiple certifications in a variety of food safety, pest management, and construction technology fields. I have over 35 years of industry experience before earning my degree from University of Arizona in 2011. I am also a Texas State Certified Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Educator.
         I hold an Associates degree in Code Welding and also one of the first Adjunct faculty member of ACC to teach Dual credit Welding courses in any High School in the State of Texas. Many Independent School Districts in Texas offer Dual Credit courses but few have a College accredited lab or instructor to teach Code Welding courses on campus. TSD is very fortunate to have been offered an opportunity to set up a model program that all other Texas Public Schools will follow. If you have not been to the TSD Welding lab in a while, you'll be surprised to see how we have transformed from a bare bones program to a top tiered lab. I'll throw some pictures on this page, please feel free to schedule a visit! 
            School Year 2022/2023 we will be following ACC criteria for the Code Welding course, this is a Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick) and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) for our Advanced welding students. You can find the link to the syllabus on this page. Although this is Texas School for the Deaf, we are doing college level instruction to prepare our welding students for an entry level job or higher education courses. 
             Our welding program is also a featured in the Sept 2018 American Welding Journal magazine, this is a national publication that is found in many welding businesses and potential employers which will work in our student's favor in the future.

You can reach me at the following:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 512-643-1963 VP (please email in advance)
Text: 520-260-2273
Room: Kleberg Building, Room 100C