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Welding Technology

 

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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.

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.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Welding Technology Associate Degree: 60-65 Total Credit Hours Academic Plan
Combination Welder Diploma: 50-54 Total Credit Hours Academic Plan
Gas Welder - Certificate: 4 Total credit hours Academic Plan
Welder Helper - Certificate: 5 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Academic Plan
Tack Welder - Certificate: 10 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Academic Plan
Gas Metal Arc Welder - Certificate: 15-17 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Academic Plan
Shielded Metal Arc Welder - Certificate: 17 Total Credit Hours  Academic Plan
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder - Certificate: 17 Total Credit Hours  Academic Plan
Production LIne Welder - Certificate: 19 Total Credit Hours Academic Plan
Arc Welder - Certificate: 24 Total Credit Hours Academic Plan
AWS National Skills Standards Level I - Certificate: 33 Total Credit Hours  Academic Plan
Arc Cutter - Certificate: 5 Total Credit Hours Academic Plan
Pipeline Welder - Certificate: 29-40 Total Credit Hours Academic Plan

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.

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Program Contact

Will Donahue

Welding

(859) 442-1139

will.donahue@kctcs.edu