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Welding Technology

Quick Facts

Welding technology involves melting and binding metals to create products, structures, or machinery.

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Our Program

Why choose Welding Technology?

  • Enter a high-demand field—we need welders who can help rebuild bridges, highways & buildings as the country’s infrastructure ages
  • Specialize in a manufacturing sector that interests you, for example:
    • Construction
    • Machinery
    • Shipbuilding
    • Automobile manufacturing
    • Aerospace projects
  • Prepare for entry-level jobs in production welding or supervisory positions

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Join metal components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions
  • Buff, grind, cut, or bend edges of pieces you are going to solder to make sure the fit is snug
  • Examine your work & rework defective or broken parts
  • Use safe work habits when operating welding equipment

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

On the job as a welder, you:

  • May work outdoors on scaffolds or indoors in confined areas
  • May have to move or lift heavy objects
  • Must follow all safety procedures to protect yourself from the risks of heat, intense light, gases, and fine particles in the air that result from welding

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates

NE Northeast Campus SE Southeast Campus
NW Northwest Campus TR Trinity River Campus
SO South Campus CN TCC Connect Campus


Prepares you to work as a welding technician who understands weld inspection processes and who is qualified to enter a supervisory position.


Level 1

Prepare you to work in entry-level jobs in production welding.

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2022–2023 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Welding Technology 60 $3,840
CRT1 Welding—Basic 22 $1,408
CRT1 Welding—Advanced 20 $1,280


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Northwest Campus

Welding Technology Program


Northwest Campus

Mike Medina
Welding Coordinator


South Campus

Doug Barnett
Welding Coordinator


South Campus

Jean Yanes
Career Advisor


Updated January 20, 2023