Program Description

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology and applications necessary for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provides students with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Students are encouraged to begin the admissions process early to provide ample time to complete required pre-admission courses.

Course Information

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision and welding-related self-employment. Additional positions available to graduates include:

  • Foreman
  • Senior Certified Welding Inspector
  • Certified Welding Inspector
  • Distributor Owner
  • Manufacturer Sales Representative
  • Metal Sculptor
  • Auto Body Repairer
  • Solderers
  • Welding Machine Operators
  • Boilermakers

Program Links


Paul Starnes

Instructor, Welding

910-642-7141, ext. 244


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