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?

Welding is the most common way to join metal parts. If you like working with your hands and enjoy building or repairing metal parts, consider a career as a welder. Job prospects for skilled welders are good, because it is difficult to find qualified workers. Advanced technology is finding more uses for welding in the workplace.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$37,088
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low: $26k med: $37k high: $57k

What are my career options?

Welding jobs are found in manufacturing. Jobs are concentrated in fabricated metal product manufacturing, transportation equipment manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, architectural and structural metals manufacturing, and construction.

Welding Technology Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (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?

 

Associate in Applied Science/General Occupational/Technical Studies: Welding Technology

Combination Welder Diploma

Welding Technology Certificates

Additional Information

Gas Welder: 4 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Welder Helper: 5 Total credit hours
Tack Welder: 10 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Gas Metal Arc Welder: 15 - 17 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Shielded Metal Arc Welder: 17 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder: 17 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Production Line Welder: 19 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Arc Welder: 24 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
AWS National Skills Standards Level I: 33 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Combination Welder: 50 - 54 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Welding Technology: 60 - 65 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

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

Will Donahue
Welding
(859) 442-1139
will.donahue@kctcs.edu

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