Welding Technology

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Curtis Cleve Casey

Full Time Faculty - Welding


This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology
Welding Technology

You want a hands-on career in welding? You’re going to need a hands-on training program. Welcome to Welding Technology at MCC.

The welding program is designed to develop your skills in the primary welding and metal cutting processes used in today’s industry. Laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment with ample supplies and consumable materials to enhance your skill progression. You will be taught the joining processes, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Oxy-Acetylene welding. Additionally, you will learn oxy-fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting and how to use industrial mechanical equipment to cut and prepare material for welding.

Course completion can lead to welding certifications and MCC Certificates of Completion providing a stepped path leading to our MCC Welding AAS degree.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.


The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Welding Technology program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Welding
Certificate of Completion CCL Welding: Fundamentals
Certificate of Completion CCL Welding: Gas Metal / Flux Cored Arc Welding (GMAW)/(FCAW)
Certificate of Completion CCL Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Ferrous
Certificate of Completion CCL Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Non-Ferrous
Certificate of Completion CCL Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Pipe
Certificate of Completion CCL Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Plate


MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Welding Technology program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Welding

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Welding Technology program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Welding Technology program is available through the Applied Sciences and Technology department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.