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Welding Technology

 

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Train to become a certified welder. Discover materials and techniques for work in many industries as a specialist in one of the most highly paid skilled trades.

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What is Welding Technology?

The Welding Technology Program is dedicated to welding education, technology and student success. Welding occupations are primarily concerned with joining, surfacing, or repairing structures or parts made of metal or other weldable materials. The skills and knowledge needed to determine the appropriate welding technique required for a specific project and to successfully perform that technique are gained through course work and practical experience.

For additional information please visit our Program Information Sheet.

What are my career choices?

Welding jobs are found in manufacturing and construction. Jobs are concentrated in fabricated metal product manufacturing, transportation equipment manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and architectural and structural metals manufacturing. Welding technologists can be found joining beams in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures and joining pipes in pipelines, power plants, and refineries.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Diploma

  • Combination Welder

Certificates

  • ARC Cutter
  • ARC Welder
  • AWS National Skills Standards Level 1
  • Gas Metal ARC Welder
  • Gas Tungsten ARC Welder
  • Gas Welder
  • Pipeline Welder
  • Production Line Welder
  • Shielded Metal ARC Welder
  • Tack Welder
  • Welder Helper

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the . You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Randy Bowling

Program Coordinator

606.487.3336

randy.bowling@kctcs.edu