Welding Technology

About

The course in Welding is designed to give the student basic preparation toward becoming an expert welder and using welding as a trade. Specialized classroom and shop learning experiences with all types of commonly used metal welding are offered. These types include shielded metal arc (stick welding), gas metal arc (MIG), tungsten inert gas (TIG), oxyacetylene fusion (gas), and inner shield welding. Also flame cutting, plasma arc cutting, brazing, and soldering are taught. Other related instruction emphasizes properties of metals, blueprint reading, welding symbols, fitting and fabrication.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible Yes (see Financial Aid)
Total Tuition/Fees $3,948.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $780.00
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Program Options

Option NameHoursCredentials
Welder Helper60Certificate
Tack Welder324Certificate
Shielded Metal Arc Welder648Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder972Certificate
Welder, Combination1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
2468 Technology Center Dr.
Jackson, TN 38301
Lexington Extension Campus
230 S. Broad Street
Lexington, TN 38351

Job Duties

Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 8,630

Current job openings per year: 270

Salary Range

$26,300
to
$41,300

Instructors

David Dean
731-424-0691 x134
Rodney Russell
731-967-1795 x110
Tim Riley
731-424-0691
Mike Zowada
731-424-0691 x134

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