What is Welding Technology?
The Welding Technology Program provides the skills and knowledge necessary to determine the appropriate welding technique required for a specific project. Welding occupations are primarily concerned with joining, surfacing, fabricating or repairing structures or parts made of metal or other materials.
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 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?
Associate in Applied Science
- Welding Technology
- Combination Welder
- ARC Cutter
- ARC Welder
- AWS National Skills Standard Level I
- Gas Welder
- Gas Metal Arc Welding
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
- Pipeline Welder
- Production Line Welder
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding
- 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.