Explore Academic Programs - Welding Technology


The 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 (nine - 13 percent)


Structural metal fabricator and fitter

Potential earnings: $18.14 hourly; $37,730 annually

Market growth rate: slower than average (two - four percent)


Welders, cutters, solderers and brazers

Potential earnings: $18.94 hourly; $39,390 annually

Market growth rate: slower than average 2(two - four percent)

Sheet metal worker

Potential earnings: $22.57 hourly; $46,940 annually

Market growth rate: average (five - eight percent)

Welders, cutters and welder fitters

Potential earnings: $18.94 hourly; $39,390 annually

Market growth rate: slower than average (two - four percent)


Know Your Path? CTC Pathway

Pipe Welding TechnologyStructural Welding Technology

What’s Your Path? 
Choosing your program of study is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, and we’re here to help!
First, understand that CTC has two kinds of programs with different goals:

  • University Transfer programs cover your core classes (the basics) and provide field of study courses based on what you want to study at your transfer destination. When you’re done at CTC, you’ll have an Associate of Arts OR an Associate of Science and be ready to move on.
     
  • Career and Technical programs are designed to prepare you for employment. Stackable certificates and degrees focus on the skills you need for the workplace in a particular field.


Degrees and Certificates

The CTC Welding program provides entry-level, competency-based coursework. Classes can begin at any time during the year and students may set their own schedule between 8 a.m. - 10 p.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.

The program offers different pathways and you can choose your final destination. Students may pursue an associate degree or certificate. 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.

Degrees & Certificates Delivery Mode
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Welding (AAS)
60 credit hours, two years full time
 Central Campus Day
 Other US Locations (Fort Riley)
Welding Technology (CC)
Self-Paced Level II
45 credit hours, two years full time
 Central Campus Day 
Pipe Welding (CC)
Self-Paced Level II
41 credit hours, two years full time
 Central Campus Day 
Pipe Welding (CC)
Self-Paced Level I
20 credit hours, one-two semesters full time
 Central Campus Day 
Farm and Ranch (CC)
Self-Paced Level I
19 credit hours, one-two semesters full time
 Central Campus Day 
 Other US Locations(Fort Riley)
Structural (CC)
Self-Paced Level I
18 semester hours, one semester full time
 Central Campus Day 
 Other US Locations (Fort Riley)
Industrial Welding Transition (CC)
Self-Paced Level I
19 credit hours, one-two semesters full time
 Fort Hood Only
Course Descriptions
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Contact the Department

Office: 254-616-3300

For more information about this program visit

 Industrial Technology-Welding