Welding

About

The mission of Welding program is to provide the student training in all phases of welding in the ever changing technological work place. Students master the basic welding techniques for both acetylene and arc welding. Individuals study the physical properties of metal, the effects of heat, thickness allowances, shrinkage, basic joint design and layout. The student may also become proficient in advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), oxy-acetylene cutting and welding, semi-automatic arc (MIG) and learn to weld stainless steel, aluminum, and other metals with tungsten inert gas (TIG).

Practical experience is gained in all areas of Welding through shop practice, projects and repair work utilizing hands-on application. Completion of Welding program prepares the student for employment within the manufacturing and welding industry.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible Yes (see Financial Aid)
Total Tuition/Fees $3,648.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $278.00
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Program Options

Option NameHoursCredentials
Welder's Helper216Certificate
Tack Welder432Certificate
SMAW Welder648Certificate
TIG Welder432Certificate
MIG Welder432Certificate
Combination Welder1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
813 West Main St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462

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

$29,700
to
$41,500

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