Welding Technology


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.

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average base pay
Based on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
low: $26k med: $37k high: $57k

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.

Welding Technology Career Median Annual Salary
Based on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
Gas Welder $37,088
Welder Helper $37,088
Tack Welder $37,088
Gas Metal Arc Welder $37,088
Shielded Metal Arc Welder $37,088
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder $37,088
Production Line Welder $37,088
Arc Welder $37,088
AWS National Skills Standards Level I $37,088
Combination Welder $37,088
Welding Technology $37,088

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?



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 KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Randy Bowling
Program Coordinator