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Program Overview

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry.


Course work includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Program Contacts:

Jay Scott

Lead Instructor - Welding

Diploma Curriculum

Fall Semester

MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
WLD-110 Cutting Processes 2
WLD-115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 5
WLD-121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 4
WLD-141 Symbols and Specifications 3

Spring Semester

ENG-101 Applied Communications I 3
OR
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MEC-110 Introduction to CAD/CAM 2
MEC-111 Machine Processes I 3
WLD-116 SMAW (stick) Plate/Pipe 4
WLD-131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 4
WLD-151AB Fabrication I 2

Summer Semester

ISC-112 Industrial Safety 2
WLD-143 Welding Metallurgy 2
WLD-151BB Fabrication I 2
WLD-261 Certification Practices 2
OR
WBL-112 Work-Based Learning I 2
WLD-265 Automated Welding/Cutting 4

Total credits needed to graduate: 47 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

WLD-110 Cutting Processes 2
WLD-115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 5
WLD-141 Symbols and Specifications 3

Spring Semester

WLD-121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 4
WLD-131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 4

Total credits needed to graduate: 18 Hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret blueprints and weld the part to specification.
  • Demonstrate the ability to select appropriate tools, welding supplies and equipment.
  • Apply safe working practices as defined by OSHA for clothing, eye protection, hand tools, power equipment, ventilation handling, storage and disposal of scrap metal.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of multiple welding techniques, including Oxy-fuel, plasma arc cutting, “stick” arc (SMAW), flux core arc (MIG), and gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding.
  • Produce welds that consistently meet industry and American Welding Society (AWS) standards.

Program Costs

Diploma In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $3,819.75 $12,843.75
Books and Supplies $435.00 $435.00
Total Cost $4,254.75 $13,278.75
Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,459.50 $4,915.50
Books and Supplies $255.00 $255.00
Total Cost $1,714.50 $5,170.50

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