What is Welding?
Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. It is a metal joining process wherein coalescence is produced by heating to a suitable temperature with or without the application of pressure and with or without the use of filler metal.
What are the different Welding Processes covered in the program?
The welding program begins with an introduction to oxyacetylene welding, cutting and (SMAW) Shielded Metal Arc Welding, also referred to as stick welding. Emphasis is placed on practice in fundamental position welding and safety procedures. These safety procedures are also addressed in the (GTAW) Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and (GMAW) Gas Metal Arc Welding processes.
What about State and National Certification?
Our program meets certification standards and our faculty prepare students to take and pass their welding certification (ARC, TIG, MIG) according to state and national standards (AWS, API, ASME, and military specification, TIG). All X-rays and metallography will be administered by outside agencies.
What opportunities exist for advancement?
Welders can advance to more skilled welding jobs with additional training and experience. For example, they may become welding technicians, supervisors, inspectors, or instructors. Some experienced welders open their own repair shops.
What preparation does one need to enroll?
Welders need good eyesight, hand-eye coordination, and manual dexterity. You may be required to complete a physical needs assessment. You should be able to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and be able to bend, stoop, and work in awkward positions.
What courses are offered in this program?
Print Reading & Sketching, Gas and Arc Welding, Arc Welding I, Arc Welding II, Inert Gas Welding, Pipe Fitting and Welding, and many other. Visit the online schedule and use the search term WLD to see the available courses each semester.

Course Check Sheet for AAS in Welding
Course Check Sheet for CCL in Welding
What about Financial Aid?
Financial Aid is available for those students who are qualified. Financial aid applications are available at the information desk in The Student Financial Services located in the Student Services Center - look for the Clock Tower.

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How much is tuition per semester?
Cost per semester periodically changes. Most Welding courses require lab fees. Consult with your advisor or obtain a current semester college catalog concerning the exact cost.

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We encourage prospective students to visit the welding lab. Please call for an appointment - 480-461-7131.