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 MATH-023 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.
Current industry professionals may enroll in individual courses on a space-available basis and with the instructor's permission.