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Welding Technology

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

welding

The welding technical certificate program is two semesters. In the first semester, all students take Welding I which focuses on theory, SMAW welding, Oxy-fuel cutting, Plasma arc cutting and an emphasis on completing an AWS vertical certification in SMAW welding. In the second semester, students take three classes from a choice of shielded metal arc welding, flux core arc welding, gas Tungsten arc welding, two welding classes or an approved elective.

The certificate of proficiency in welding requires one semester and allows students to complete certification requirements in the 3G (Vertical) position and is completed after Welding I. A metal testing lab is available for welder certification in destructive and nondestructive testing through radiography.

Programs of Study

Approximate Cost

Technical Certificate

Tuition: $6,800
Books/Personal Equipment: $864
Total: $7,664

Certificate of Proficiency

Tuition: $1,690
Books/Personal Equipment: $499
Total: $2,189

Coursework

  • Welding core classes
  • Tech Math
  • Tech Communications
  • Print Reading
  • Quality Control
  • Manufacturing Processes

Career Opportunities

Many local welding companies hire UA-Pulaski Technical College welding graduates. Many graduates join local unions for plumbers and pipe fitters, boiler makers, iron workers and sheet metal workers.

Salary Expectations

Average salaries start between $11 - $15 per hour in Central Arkansas. The American Welding Society is a great resource for nationwide welding career information and salary projections.

For more information, contact (501) 812-2254 or e-mail [email protected].