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Learn technical welding skills and the science behind them to take into a number of metal-related fields.

Degree Options to Fit Your Career Goals:

  • Associate in Applied Sciences Degree
    Earn a valuable degree in Welding Technology in approximately two years of study.
  • Diploma
    Diploma in Welding Technology in approximately one year of study.
  • Certificate
    Certificates offered in basic welding (13 credit hours), inert gas welding (12 credit hours) and oxy-fuel welding (13 credit hours).
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Learn more about Welding Technology.


A stable career? Check. Hands-on work? Check. A variety of fields and disciplines to explore? Check.

Pursuing a career in welding offers these benefits and more. With opportunities like being part of a race car pit crew or working on an underwater oil rig in far-away seas, welding is a field that keeps you on your toes.

Learning how to work with a number of materials, techniques and tools as well as the physics and chemistry behind these processes gives students all they need to jump into an entry-level position in the welding and metalworking fields.

Welding Technology graduates earn $12-$15 hourly, up to $42,000 a year with experience.

(Contingent on economy and geographic location)

What you'll learn

  • Consumable and non-consumable electrode welding
  • Cutting processes
  • Blueprint reading
  • Welding inspection
  • Welding metallurgy skills
  • Oxy-fuel welding
  • Inert gas welding

Jobs you'll qualify for

  • Entry level technician for production and assembly welding
  • Self-employed welding
  • Fabrication
  • Construction
  • With further experience: supervising roles, pipe welder, underwater welder

Curriculum plans for all levels

We know everyone is starting this journey from different places. That's why each plan is outfitted with specific courses to help you achieve your goals in your own time-frame.


Take the deepest dive into Welding Technology with a two-year Associate in Applied Sciences degree. Gain exposure in all areas of welding systems to prepare for a career in the industry.

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Are you interested in Welding Technology but not sure you want to commit to a two-year degree program? Get a diploma in half the time by taking a variety of classes to help you gain all the skills needed to be successful.


Looking for a great value option? Learn all of the Automotive Technology basics in as little as one semester to become certified to begin employment as a technician in the metalworking industry.

Join a group of skilled craftsmen who are moving the world forward with welding technology.

Jumpstart your welding career today.

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