What is Welding Technology?
Students in this program will learn various welding techniques, careers and the skills needed to be successful in the Welding Technology field. Welding occupations are primarily concerned with joining, surfacing, or repairing structures or parts made of metal or other weldable materials. The skills and knowledge needed to determine the appropriate welding technique required for a specific project and to successfully perform that technique are gained through course work and practical experience. The program offers a wide range of credentials including the Associate in Applied Science Degree, Diploma, and eleven certificates in Welding Technology.
What are my career options?
After completing the Welding Technology Program a student will be qualified to work in the construction trades of boiler-making, pipe-fitting, ironworking and, marine welding. They would also be qualified for manufacturing jobs.
|Welding Technology Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Gas Metal Arc Welder||$37,088|
|Shielded Metal Arc Welder||$37,088|
|Gas Tungsten Arc Welder||$37,088|
|Production Line Welder||$37,088|
|AWS National Skills Standards Level I||$37,088|
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- Associate in Applied Science - General Occupational Technical Studies
- Combination Welder | Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
- Welder Helper
- Gas Welder
- ARC Cutter
- Tack Welder
- Production Line Welder | Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
- ARC Welder | Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
- Pipeline Welder | Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
- AWS National Skills Standards Level I | Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
- Local 248 Pipeline Welder
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.