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.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
The program offers a wide range of credentials including the Associate in Applied Science Degree, Diploma, and eleven certificates in Welding Technology.
- ARC Cutter
- ARC Welder
- AWS National Skills Standards Level I
- Gas Metal Arc Welder
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welder
- Gas Welder
- Pipeline Welder
- Production Line Welder
- Shielded Metal Arc Welder
- Tack Welder
- Welder Helper
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.