Welding Technology

About

The mission of the Welding Technology Program is to provide required technical instruction and skill development for the student to become gainfully employed. The highly individualized instruction provides for both classroom instruction and practical work experience using hand tools and welding equipment.

The major emphasis of the course is placed on electric arc, oxy-acetylene, TIG and MIG welding. Practical experience is gained by shop practice, projects and repair work using a variety of metals including steel, stainless steel and aluminum along with various other metals and alloys.

The class includes extensive instruction in welding symbol knowledge, welding testing, inspection, and preparation for employment in the welding field.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible Yes (see Financial Aid)
Total Tuition/Fees $3,648.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $769.00
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Program Options

Option NameHoursCredentials
Tack Welder432Certificate
Shielded Metal Arc Welder864Certificate
Combination Welder1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Smyrna Campus
663 Ken Pilkerton Dr
Smyrna, TN 37167

Job Duties

Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 8,630

Current job openings per year: 270

Salary Range

$31,400
to
$44,900

Instructors

Robert Estes
615-898-8010 Ext.235

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