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Welding Technology

The Welding Technology Associate Degree prepares graduates to enter the field of welding. A graduate with this degree will have a strong foundation in welding and be able to advance to the upper pay level grades at a much faster pace than those untrained.  The program prepares the graduate in the selection of the right equipment; selection of filler metals; pre-, intermediate- and post-heat treatment of weld metals; and proper weld techniques. The opportunity for certification to a variety of industrial standards such as AWS, API and ASME, is included in the program.

Potential Careers & Salaries 

The program stresses industry-wide safety procedures and trains the student to read weld symbols and detail drawings. The student is presented with a general knowledge of many fields in welding thus allowing them to choose an area(s) to specialize in if they desire to do so.  Job titles may include:         


Median Salary/Hour

Model Makers, Metal and Plastic


Structural Iron and Steel Workers


Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters


Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers


Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders


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