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Welding Technology


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Train to become a certified welder. Discover materials and techniques for work in many industries as a specialist in one of the most highly paid skilled trades.

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What is Welding Technology?

The Welding Technology Program is dedicated to welding education, technology, and student success. Students in this program will learn various welding techniques, careers and the skills needed to be successful in the Welding Technology field. Welding occupations are primarily concerned with joining, surfacing, or repairing structures or parts made of metal or other weldable materials. The skills and knowledge needed to determine the appropriate welding technique required for a specific project and to successfully perform that technique are gained through course work and practical experience.

What are my career choices?

A majority of welders work in manufacturing industries. Others are employed by construction firms and businesses performing various repair services. A skilled welder may qualify as a technician, supervisor, inspector, or as an owner of a welding business. Certified welders are among the highest paid of all the skilled trades.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Welding Technology - AAS: 60-68 Total credit hours Requirements
Combination Welder - Diploma: 48-55 Total credit hours Requirements
Gas Welder Certificate: 4 Total credit hours Requirements
Welder Helper Certificate: 5 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Tack Welder Certificate: 10 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Gas Metal Arc Welder Certificate: 15-17 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Production Line Welder Certificate: 19 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Arc Cutter Certificate: 5 Total Credit Hours Requirements
AWS National Skills Standards Level I Certificate: 33 Total Credit Hours  Requirements

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This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Robert Smith

Program Coordinator

(270) 707-3892