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Welding technology involves melting and binding metals to create products, structures, or machinery.
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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:
- 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
- Personal & social responsibility
- 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.
Prepare you to work in entry-level jobs in production welding.
How Much Time & Money to Finish?
2023–2024 Academic Year
|Degree or Certificate
|Semester Credit Hours
|Total Tuition & Fees
- 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.
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Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.
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Welding Technology Program
Updated October 30, 2023