Welding Technology | ACTC

Welding Technology

Train to become a certified welder. Discover materials and techniques for work as a specialist in one of the most highly paid skilled trades.

Program Contact
Curtis Bowman
Welding Technology Program Coordinator


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.

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

General Occupational/Technical Studies AAS: 60-68 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Combination Welder - Diploma: 48-55 Total Credit Hours Requirements
ARC Cutter - Certificate: 5 Total Credit Hours Requirements
ARC Welder - Certificate: 24-25 Total Credit Hours Requirements
AWS National Skills Standards Level I - Certificate: 33-34 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Gas Welder - Certificate: 4 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Pipeline Gas Metal Arc Welder - Certificate: 26-30 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Pipeline Gas Tungsten Arc Welder - Certificate: 26-30 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Pipeline Shielded Metal Arc Welder - Certificate: 26-30 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Production Line Welder - Certificate: 19-20 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Tack Welder - Certificate: 7-10 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Welder Helper - Certificate: 2-5 Total Credit Hours Requirements

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What Else Do I Need to Know?

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.

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