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.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,308.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $278.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Shielded Metal Arc Welder432Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder864Certificate
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder1296Certificate

Campus Locations

Summertown High School Instructional Service Center
411 West College Street
Summertown, TN 38483
TCAT Hohenwald Main Campus
813 West Main St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462
Perry County Instructional Service Center
144 W. School Street
Linden, TN 37096

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