Welding Technology

 

Train to become a certified welder. Discover materials and techniques for work in many industries as a specialist in one of the most highly paid skilled trades.

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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.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
$37,088
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low: $26k med: $37k high: $57k

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
SalaryBased on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
Gas Welder $37,088
Welder Helper $37,088
Tack Welder $37,088
Gas Metal Arc Welder $37,088
Shielded Metal Arc Welder $37,088
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder $37,088
Production Line Welder $37,088
Arc Welder $37,088
AWS National Skills Standards Level I $37,088
Combination Welder $37,088
Welding Technology $37,088

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science

  • Welding Technology

Diploma

Certificates

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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.

Program Contact

John Fitzpatrick
Instructor
jfitzpatrick0015@kctcs.edu