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Welding Technology

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

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.

Employment Opportunities

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.

Term I

Course Code Course Description Credits
WT-101 Welding Fundamentals I 7
WT-102 Safety in Welding 3
WT-103 Fabrication Math I 5
WT-104 Economics of Welding 3
Term Total: 18

Term II

Course Code Course Description Credits
WT-201 Welding Fundamentals II 7
WT-202 Understanding Welding Symbols 3
WT-203 Fabrication Math II 5
WT-204 Metallurgy I 4
Term Total: 19

Term III

Course Code Course Description Credits
WT-301 Welding Fundamentals III 7
WT-302 Destructive Testing 3
WT-303 Science of Non-Destructive Testing 3
WT-304 Metallurgy II 4
RS-10 Employer Expectations 2
Term Total: 19
Term Total: 56

*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.