Graduates of the Technical Studies Welding program are trained in the job skills necessary to enter employment as apprentice welders immediately upon completion of the curriculum.  Course work includes a strong emphasis in welding technology with related courses in computer applications, quality control, teamwork, and communication.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Follow industry safety practices.
  • Cut metals using (oxyfuel and plasma arc) cutting processes.
  • Weld in (flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions) using the basic welding processes of SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW.
  • Apply basic math and measurement.
  • Read and interpret basic blueprints and welding symbols to fabricate components.
  • Know the basic fundamentals of welding processes and applications, metallurgy. 
  • Demonstrates professional and ethical work behavior.

Program Requirements 

An academic advisor will review your preparation in Mathematics and English with you. You’ll be guided to appropriate preliminary coursework to give you the greatest chance of success in this program.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates can expect to find employment as welders in a variety of industries including mining, manufacturing and construction.

Additional Information

Up to 15 hours credit may be given for documented previous work experience and certifications. Although the program is designed to educate and train welders entering the industry, the program offers increased skill levels and knowledge for experienced welders as well. Welders seeking a degree or desiring promotion to upper level managerial positions should also take advantage of this excellent opportunity.


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