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?
|Degree or Certificate||Program Title||Hours||Total Tuition & Fees|
|CRT1||Welding - Basic||19||$1,216|
|CRT1||Welding - Advanced||20||$1,280|
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
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Welding Technology Program
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Advisor
Updated September 07, 2021