Welding & Metal Fabrication Technology

Instructor: Mr. Dave Rupert

CIP CODE: 48.0508


The Welding Technology Program prepares students for careers in welding, construction, and metal fabrication or continuing education at a post-secondary institution to prepare them to become welding inspectors and even welding engineers. 

Program topics include:

  • Safe and proper use of welding equipment
  • Welding symbols
  • Reading detailed welding drawings
  • Base metal preparation
  • Fundamentals & techniques of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
  • Oxy-acetylene welding, brazing and cutting
  • Fundamentals& techniques of gas tungsten arc welding, plasma arc cutting, & quality fundamentals and technical gas metal arc welding.
  • Students have the opportunity to earn their CDL at a significantly reduced cost! Click here for more details.

*If you wish to test for the AWS certification, the cost for the exam is above and beyond the cost of tuition. Please call for pricing.

Topics Covered:

  • Safety and Proper usage of all equipment
  • Oxy-Acetylene Welding (OAW)
  • Oxy-Acetylene Cutting (OAC)
  • Oxy-Acetylene Brazing (OAB)
  • Shield Metal Arc welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)
  • Fabrication and special welding procedure
  • Leadership and Job Skills

Salary Information:

Welding is a career that holds good potential for the future. Upon completion of the two-year program, students are entry- level ready for the welding field or able to pursue post-secondary education. Certified Welders can achieve up to $30 per hour and are in demand.

Types of Welding Jobs Available Upon Graduation:

  • Arc Welder
  • Combination Welder
  • Fabricator
  • Bridge Builder
  • Pipeline Welder

Skills Needed:

All careers need certain qualities and/or skills to be productive.    Students who succeed in this program possess the following  qualities:

  • Good eyesight
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Manual dexterity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Reading and math skills

College Credits available in Welding from:

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Adult Education Information

$7,200.00 – Includes books, NOCTI & OSHA Certification

Estimated expenses not included in tuition:
Criminal Record Check – $22.00
Child Abuse Clearance – $13.00
Federal Criminal History Record-$23.85
Uniforms (Jacket) – $30.00
Work Boots (leather) – $100.00
Welding Mask – $50.00
Gloves – $20.00
Goggles – $20.00
Cost of AWS certification TBD

Academic Year:  9 months/900 hours

Start Date: August 
Schedule:  Monday-Friday,  8:00 am-2:30 pm

Book included in tuition
ISBN 9781305494695
Welding: Principals and Applications
Larry Jeffus