Welding Technology

Earn money while learning how to become a professional welder.

Welding Certificate
Students are introduced to welding concepts through online multimedia training modules, then practice these concepts with hands-on experience. After the initial training, students participate in a paid internship, to gain a deeper understanding of the skills learned in the classroom. This blend of classroom instruction and work experience provides a superior training program and the opportunity to “earn while you learn.”

This program provides instruction on various techniques, including Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG/GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG/GTAW) to be applied on various metals.

American Welding Society Credentials

Industry uses the American Welding Society credentials to recruit, hire, place, and promote individual workers. AWS certifies individual skills against a national standard. Earning AWS credentials requires a performance test and a theory test. The performance requirements and theory tests are drawn directly from the AWS Standards, and are written and piloted by industry.

FWL0110 Welding I

Students learn to weld according to American Welding Society standards in Shielded Arc Welding and Gas Metal Arc Welding.

Paid Internship I

FWL0120 Welding II

Students will be able to weld at proficiency levels equivalent to American Welding Society certification in Gas Metal Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Students will also be able to cut material with oxygen fuel cutting equipment.

Paid Internship II

FWL0130 Welding III

Students develop advanced skills in the Gas Metal Arc Welding and Flux Cored Arc Welding processes. Students will learn to weld by completing projects, including pipe welding.

Paid Internship III

Cory J. Blair

Instructor – Fabrication and Welding Technology, Full Time

Christopher G. Clinton

Instructor, Full Time

Michael S. Crawford

Instructor - Hydraulics, Full Time

Ron A. Hampton

Instructor, Full Time

Joel C. Hill

Workforce Development Specialist and Instructor

Mark A. Malcinski

Instructor, Full Time

Gwain E. Marron

Instructor, Full Time

Andrew M. Mayer

Instructor, Full Time

Jeffrey E. Ogle

Department Chair & Instructor, Full Time

J.C. Owens

Instructor, Full Time

Ali K. Panahi

Instructor, Full Time

Gregory S. Presley

Department Chair & Instructor, Full Time

Jeffrey R. Scott

Instructor, Full Time

Brian D. Springer

Instructor, Full Time

Anthony R. Turk

Instructor, Full Time

Nicholas A. Weatherly

Instructor, Full Time - Electrical Division; Adjunct Instructor, Evening School - Precision Machining Technology

Gary H. Young

Department Chair & Instructor, Full Time

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