Our Welding Technology Program is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to acquire the technical knowledge and hands-on skills required for employment as a combination welder.  We accomplish this task through classroom instruction and practical welding exercises carried out in an industrial shop setting.  Welding Processes such as Flux Cored Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Gas Tungsten Arc and Shielded Metal Arc are covered in depth.

Welding is a dynamic industry with a bright future.  The influence of welding is so broad that many of the product designs and building techniques of our modern day would not be possible without it.  In fact, with developments in technology, there is almost no limit to what welding can do.  As the demand for skilled welders continues to rise and the technology of welding becomes more advanced, students have a unique opportunity to learn a career that will shape the future.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible Yes (see Financial Aid)
Total Tuition/Fees $3,507.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $752.00
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Program Options

Option NameHoursCredentials
Welder's Helper216Certificate
Tack Welder432Certificate
Shielded Metal Arc Welder864Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder Pipefitter1080Certificate
Combination Welder 1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
3070 Hwy 64
PO Box 89
Crump, TN 38327

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



First Trimester: 
Introduction, Orientation, and Safety
Cutting Process
Basic Shield Metal Arc Welding
Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Blueprint Reading
Second Trimester: 
Cutting Processes
Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Blueprint Reading
Gas Metal Arc Welding
Flux Cored Arc Welding
Third Trimester: 
Blueprint Reading
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Pipe Welding

Books and Supplies Lists


Jeremy Cartwright

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