Welding Technology

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The Welding Technology Program (1050) prepares students for entry into the welding industry.  Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder.  Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the welding industry.  Students study workplace safety and organization, basic manufacturing processes, metals identification, basic interpretation of welding symbols, and oxyfuel gas cutting practices. Refer to grade level requirements section on page 10 of the course catalog.


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Admission Requirements

Minimum age of 16

Complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, a minimum score of 9.0 must be obtained in Reading, Total Math, and Language

Classroom Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 1:00PM and 1:30PM to 3:30PM

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Industry Certifications

Welder Assistant 1 and 2 - 300 Hours
Welder, Shielded Metal Arc Welder 1 and 2 - 300 Hours
Welder - 450 Hours

Estimated Cost

Tuition cost for the 1050 clock hour program is $3,024.00, lab fees, certification exams, welding kit, textbooks, parking permit, and student ID badge, totaling $4,688.74. The Pell grant is available for this program. Notice: Program costs are subject to change without notice.