Explore Academic Programs - Welding Technology


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.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Pipe fitters and Steamfitters

Potential Earnings: $24.74 hourly, $51,450 annually

Market Growth Rate: Faster than average, 9 - 13%


Structural metal fabricator and fitter

Potential Earnings: $18.14 hourly, $37,730 annually

Market Growth Rate: Slower than average, 2 - 4%


Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers

Potential Earnings: $18.94 hourly, $39,390 annually

Market Growth Rate: Slower than average 2 - 4%

Sheet Metal Worker

Potential Earnings: $22.57 hourly, $46,940 annually

Market Growth Rate: average (5-8%)

Welders, Cutters and Welder Fitters

Potential Earnings: $18.94 hourly, $39,390 annually

Market Growth Rate: slower than average (2-4%)


Degrees and Certificates

The CTC Welding program provides entry-level, comptency based coursework. Classes can begin at any time during the year, and students may set their own schedule between 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.

Two levels of certifications allow you to enter the workforce quickly. An Associate of Applied Science degree in welding is also offered which mixes welding curriculum with additional academic courses.

Delivery Mode

Associate of Applied Science

Welding

60 credit hours, two years full time

Certificate of Completion

Welding Technology - Self-Paced Level II

49 credit hours, two years full time

Certificate of Completion

Farm and Ranch - Self-Paced Level I

19 credit hours, one year full time

Certificate of Completion

Structural - Self-Paced Level I

18 semester hours, one year full time

Certificate of Completion

Industrial Welding Transition - Self-Paced Level I

19 credit hours, one-year full time
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