This program is designed to prepare students for a welding career. It provides entry-level, industry-validated, “hands-on” instruction using current technologies and equipment. An associate's degree and multiple certificate programs are available.
The welding industry is one of the largest industries worldwide. The size and diversity of the industry offer many opportunities for interesting, challenging and rewarding careers. Continuing technological changes in the industry demand the welder continue to learn and update knowledge and skills.
The instructional staff offers students more than 50 years of field and teaching experience. All instructional staff are AWS-certified through 6G and are dedicated to the success of every student. CTC welding students also have a rare opportunity to certify via AWS D1.1 structural standards in multiple processes with one of our AWS certified welders.
Potential Earnings: $18-19 hourly
Market Growth Rate: 2 - 8%
Potential Earnings: $17-21 hourly
Market Growth Rate: 5 - 8%
Potential Earnings: $25-30 hourly
Market Growth Rate: 9 - 13%
The CTC Welding program provides entry-level, industry-established coursework. Utilizing current technologies and modern equipment designed for students who are determined to excel throughout their welding career through convenient self-paced classes. Classes can begin at any time during the year, and are currently open 8 a.m. - 10p.m., Monday – Thursday.
Coursework includes welding safety, tools and equipment, blueprint reading, layout and fabrication, oxy-fuel welding and cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc (GMAW) welding, flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), gas tungsten arc (GTAW) welding, pipe welding, machine set-up and operation, plasma cutting, carbon arc gouging, electrode identification and use and weld testing.
Welding positions 1G through 4G are covered in plate welding and positions 1G through 6G are covered in pipe welding.
Two levels of certifications allow you to enter the workforce quickly. An Associate of Applied Science degree in welding technology is also offered which mixes welding curriculum with additional academic courses.
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Associate of Applied Science
Welding60 credit hours, two years full time
Certificate of Completion
Welding Technology - Self-Paced Certificate Level II49 credit hours, two years full time.
Certificate of Completion
Farm and Ranch - Self-Paced Certificate Level I22 credit hours, one year full time
Self-Paced Certificate Level I - structural welding
Structional - Self-Paced Certificate Level I25 semester hours, one year full time
Self-Paced Certificate Level I - industrial welding, 28 credit hours
Industrial - Self-Paced Certificate Level I28 credit hours, one-year full time