1,520 hours, 56 credits; 3 terms, 12 months
Maximum class size: 20
The Welding Technology diploma program provides instruction in basic, entry-level skills and knowledge in the welding and fabrication industry. Hands-on training follows classroom instruction.
General Entrance Requirements
High school diploma, GED certificate or a high school transcript indicating graduation, is required prior to admission. Students should be able to follow written and oral instruction, have knowledge of math and ability to read a tape measure. Students should be able to lift at least 50 pounds and tolerate bright light, loud noise, fumes, and various temperatures.
Instructional equipment includes, but is not limited to, 3D Virtual Reality Augmented Welder, CNC Torchmate Plasma Cutter, Non-Destructive and Destructive Testing Equipment, Lincoln Welding Machines, Break Press, Drill Press and Hydraulic Sheer.
Graduates of the Welding Technology program are qualified for entry-level employment in Welding Fabrication Shops, Combination Welder, ARC Welder, Welder-Fitter, Production Line Welder, Welder Helper, and Fitter Helper.
*Students will be eligible to take the AWS Certification Test at the completion of the program. The first attempt is covered in the cost of tuition. Subsequent re-takes will be at the student’s expense.