Welding Technology


The Welding Technology program provides each student with an opportunity to gain the technical knowledge and “hands-on” skills required for employment as a combination welder.  This is accomplished through classroom instruction and practical welding exercises carried out in an industrial shop setting.

Students learn how to weld using the shielded metal arc, flux cored arc, gas metal arc, and gas tungsten arc welding processes.  Both manual and mechanized oxy-fuel and plasma arc cutting is used excessively.

Welding is a dynamic industry with a bright future and its influence is so broad that many of the product designs and building techniques of our modern day would not be possible without it.  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 on 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
Total Tuition/Fees $4,008.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $980.77

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Welder's Helper84Certificate
Shielded Metal Arc Welder432Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder864Certificate
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder1296Certificate
Welder 1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
3070 Hwy 64
PO Box 89
Crump, TN 38327
TCAT Crump - Henderson-Instructional Service Center
552 East Main Street
Henderson, TN 38340


First Trimester: 
WEL0001 Worker Characteristic
WEL1010 Technology Foundations
WEL1020 Shop Orientation, and Safety
WEL1030 Cutting Process
WEL1040 Basic Shield Metal Arc Welding
WEL1050 Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding
Second Trimester: 
WEL0002 Worker Characteristic
WEL2010 Blue Print Theory
WEL2020 Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WEL2030 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WEL2040 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding
Third Trimester: 
WEL0003 Worker Characteristic
WEL3010 Blue Print Reading
WEL3020 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

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