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Welding Technology

The Welding Technology curriculum provides you with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry.

At a Glance

Learning Outcomes
  • Students will have a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry.
  • Students will be prepared through the study of consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes.
  • Students will perform groove and fillet welds with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions.
  • Students will identify and explain various lines, notes, and specifications on a blueprint.
  • Students will demonstrate safe and proper equipment setup, operation, and shut-down practices in accordance to manufacturer’s recommendations.

Average Pay

The average salary for a Welder is $17.67 per hour in North Carolina, which meets the national average. Salary estimates are based on 292 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Welder employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Welder is less than 1 year.
Source: https://www.indeed.com/salaries/welder-Salaries,-North-Carolina

Employment Outlook

Employment of Welders is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, about average for all occupations.
Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/welders-cutters-solderers-and-brazers.htm

To learn more information about Careers in the Welding Technology field, visit CCC&TI’s Career Coach site for the following programs:

AAS: Welding Technology

Diploma: Welding Technology

Certificate: Welding Technology

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CCC&TI offers several different educational programs in this area:

Please review the Admission Requirements for the Welding programs.

*Costs are subject to change. Scholarships are available.

Courses may include:

  • destructive and non-destructive testing
  • math
  • metallurgy
  • print reading
  • welding inspection
  • Non-Credentialed Training CoursesCost for Non-Credentialed training courses is $182 per course.(Call 828.726.2242 for information or to register)
    • TIG Welding (WLD-7002A)This course introduces the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include:
      • Correct selection of tungsten, polarity, gas, and proper filler rod
      • Safety
      • Equipment setup
      • Welding techniques
      Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW fillet and groove welds with various electrodes and filler materials.
    • MIG Welding (WLD-7003A)This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include:
      • Equipment setup
      • Fillet and groove welds
      • Application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate
      Upon completion, you should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions.