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

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Degrees & Certificates


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?

2023–2024 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Semester Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Welding Technology 60 $4,140
CRT1 Welding: Basic 22 $1,518
CRT1 Welding: Advanced 20 $1,380


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

Continuing Education 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

Email nw.welding@tccd.edu

Northwest Campus

Mike Medina
Welding Coordinator

Email michael.medina@tccd.edu

South Campus

Doug Barnett
Welding Coordinator

Email douglas.barnett@tccd.edu

South Campus

Jean Yanes
Career Advisor

Email jean.yanes@tccd.edu

Updated October 30, 2023