The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare
students for entry-level employment. The program complies
with national standards established by the American
Welding Society (AWS). It combines theory and applied
shop practice designed to develop welding skills. Students
receive instruction on welding processes including OAC
(oxy-acetylene cutting), SMAW (shielded metal arc welding),
GMAW (gas metal arc welding), and GTAW (gas
tungsten arc welding), as well as blueprint reading, layout
procedures, metallurgy, and safety.
Successful completion of each semester and/or permission
of the instructor is required for acceptance into the next
semester. Placement in specific English and math courses
is determined by the college assessment test. Due to the
complexity of the second year welding courses a prerequisite
requiring the completion of MCTE-106 or higher is
required to gain admission to the second year. Prospective
students who do not meet the initial eligibility requirements
for a professional-technical limited enrollment
program will need to take selected courses to receive
necessary skill building prior to entering the program.
Note: Current industry professionals may enroll in
individual courses on a space-available basis and with
the instructor’s permission.