The Welding program prepares students to work in an industry that offers opportunities in manufacturing shops, maintenance shops, steel construction sites, ship building, oil field operations and ranch related welding. Students gain extensive skills through shop activities on industrial welding equipment such as, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, SAW. The program is certified by the American Welding Society to test for quality of welds in critical areas such as aircraft welding and manufacturing operations.
The orientation of the Program is toward early entry into the labor force with marketable skills. Graduates of this program can receive either an Associate in Applied Science Degree or a certificate. The objective of the program is to provide the student with an education which satisfies entry level skills and provide a sound foundation on which career advancement can be based.
The Welding Program has high school articulation programs, which offer high school students up to eight semester hours of credit in welding.
- Finger and manual dexterity.
- Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and/or lift heavy objects.
- Near-visual acuity and depth perception.
American Welding Society (A.W.S.) certification is available to students requesting it. Fee is required. See Program Director or Department Chairperson for details. NOTE: Once enrolled in a certificate program, a student should not deviate from the courses specified in the approved curriculum.