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Welding Technology

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This program prepares welders for entry-level employment in a wide range of industrial and manufacturing firms. Courses in basic welding, Arc welding, MIG, TIG, and Pipe Welding or Welding Layout help to create a well-rounded welder. AWS welding certification opportunities make the graduate more marketable in business and industry. Safety is emphasized in all aspects of the welding program.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This certificate of proficiency is designed to enable persons in a variety of fields to gain certification and training in the area of Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency).


Tungsten Inert Gas Welding

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This certificate of proficiency is designed to enable persons in a variety of fields to gain certification and training in the area of Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma.


Job Outlook 2016-2026,

+9% expected growth

Responsibilities

  • Utilize welding machines to cut or fuse metals
  • Interpret blueprints and calculate dimensions and specifications for welds
  • Safely clean, set-up, and maintain equipment
  • Supervise the welding process to ensure sound welds
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective components

Wages 

  • $60,460.00 Median Wage Arkansas