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.
|Time Commitment||Full Time, Part Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
|Class Type||Day, Night|
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3070 Hwy 64
PO Box 89
Crump, TN 38327
Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 8,630
Current job openings per year: 270