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Welding Technology, O.C.


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Banner Code: WTVC

Occupational Certificate

(1,050 clock hours) (35 occupational credits)


The Welding Technology program offers training to prepare students to become skilled welders. The total program, including preparation and testing for American Welding Society (AWS) qualification, requires a minimum of 1,050 hours of training. Graduates will be taught techniques that include Oxyfuel Cutting, Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), and Carbon Arc Gouging (GAC).  Welding processes will consist of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), on plate, as well as blueprint reading and welding symbol interpretation. The program prepares students to meet industry standards in structural welding. Seating is limited. Students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will perform cutting using oxy-fuel cutting equipment with different materials and material thicknesses.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to make groove welds with SMAW on plate in the vertical (3G) and overhead (4G) positions that can pass a specified standard or destructive test to determine soundness of weld.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to make groove welds with FCAW on plate in the vertical (3G) and overhead (4G) positions that can pass a specified standard or destructive test to determine soundness of weld.

To be eligible for this program a student must:

  • be at least 16 years old and either a high school graduate or have a GED certificate, or be a nonhigh school graduate who has been out of high school at least six months
  • take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and score a minimum of 576 reading, 596 math, and 584 language by the end of the program.

Required Courses


Welding Technology Total: 1,050 clock hours, 35 occupational credits


In order to successfully graduate from this program a student must:

  • pass courses with a D or better while maintaining a 2.0 GPA
  • pass TABE with a minimum of 576 reading, 596 math, and 584 language.  Students may be exempt from TABE test based on completion of college level courses in Math and English with a grade of C or better. Contact advisor for more information. Vice President approval required for exemptions based on college level courses.  Students who are exempt from developmental education based on Senate Bill 1720, identified by a test code of SBEX on their test score record, are also exempt from TABE requirements.

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