What is Welding Technology?
Welding occupations are primarily concerned with joining, surfacing, fabrication or repairing structures or parts made of metal or other weldable materials.
The skills and knowledge needed to determine the appropriate welding techniques required for a specific project and to successfully perform that technique are gained through coursework and practical experience.
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
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Gas Metal Arc Welder||$37,088|
|Shielded Metal Arc Welder||$37,088|
|Gas Tungsten Arc Welder||$37,088|
|Production Line Welder||$37,088|
|AWS National Skills Standards Level I||$37,088|
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
This information is provided in compliance with the Federal Gainful Employment regulations. As a public non-profit education institution, we are required to report the following information for certificate and diploma programs that meet gainful employment definitions (beginning July 1, 2011).
- ARC Welder - Undergraduate certificate
- AWS Nat'l Skill Stand Level I - Undergraduate certificate
- Combination Welder - Undergraduate certificate
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welder - Undergraduate certificate
- Pipeline Welder - Undergraduate certificate
- Production Line Welder - Undergraduate certificate
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.