The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as welders through a one-year technical certificate. 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), blueprint reading, layout procedures, 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 classes is determined by the college assessment test. Prospective students who do not meet the initial eligibility requirements for a professional-technical limited-enrollment program will need to take selected course 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.