Welding Technology


Your Future in Welding Technology

This program offers students the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of welding technology. Students will learn to weld in various positions using a variety of techniques and materials such as steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.


  • Blueprint reading
  • Gas metal arc (MIG/semiauto/flux core)
  • Gas tungsten arc (TIG/ferrous/nonferrous)
  • Measurement (fractions/decimals)
  • Metal layout/fabrication
  • Oxyacetylene (cutting/welding/brazing)
  • Pipe welding
  • Plasma cutting
  • Shielded metal arc (stick welding)
  • Types of welding joints

Program Curriculum

Extracurricular activities

Career options
Metal fabricator
Pipe fitter
Underwater welder
Welding engineer
Welding machine operator
Welding instructor

Additional information
More information about Welding occupations can be found by logging on to Career Cruising. See your counselor to obtain a user name and password.

Advanced training and education
Although students may obtain on-the-job training through entry-level employment, it is recommended that students seek formal advanced education through apprenticeships, certificate programs, and two- and four-year colleges.

Currently TEC's Welding program articulates college credit through Ferris State University, SC4 and Baker.