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Welding Technology

Curriculum Description

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application. Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand the disciplines specific and critical for the safe and reasonable practice of welding
  • Demonstrate the abilities, attributes and characteristics desired by the construction industry, including effective relationship skills and effective self-presentation to demonstrate employability, and key workplace skills such as critical thinking and problem solving
  • Possess the intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, and the prompt completion of all responsibilities required for the certification process associated with the AWS certification
  • Develop mature, sensitive, effective, and professional relationships with other students, faculty members, department administrators, industry partners, and potential employers
  • Conditioned, physically and mentally ability to tolerate taxing workloads and display flexibility to learning and functioning under stress when faced with uncertainties inherent to the welding occupation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the machines, tools and equipment with understanding of their design, use, maintenance, and safety procedures for the protection of the people and property
  • Understand the materials, production processes, quality control, and cost for maximizing the effective manufacturing goods and the welding process
  • Differentiate coupon performance task monitoring and assessing of daily performance of oneself and others, organizing, seeking instructional cretic
  • Observe, recreate, imitate the task with reliable expertise with high quality and minimal instruction, and demonstrate to other learners and instructors

After Graduation

What jobs are available for Welding Technology graduates?

  • Fabricator
  • Non-destructive Examination Technician
  • Welder
  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding Technician

Who employs welding Technology graduates?

  • Construction
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Power Generation
  • Utilities

Preparing for a career in Welding Technology:

  • Ability to lift, bend, and reach
  • Attention to detail
  • Be prepared to work in uncomfortable conditions
  • Good vision is necessary
  • Perform under pressure
  • Safe attitude

Contact for information

Applied Sciences and Technology
Applied Sciences
Office: 828-395-1441
Fax: 828-286-4014
Department Directory

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.

Nathan Fisher
Welding Instructor