Welding Technology


Welding students will learn various basic and advanced welding/pipefitting techniques that are common in the industries: Shielded Metal, Gas Metal, Gas Tungsten and Flux Cored Arc Welding, cutting techniques, grinding, metal preparation, symbols and blueprint reading, metallurgy, layout, fabrication, pipe/valves/fitting installation, power tools, and measurement techniques.

The Welding Technology program is aligned with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curricula. This curriculum has been developed with the American Welding Society (AWS), Construction Industry Institute, the Manufacturer’s Institute and the Associated General Contractors of America.

Class Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,236.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $938.91

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Tack Welder432Certificate
Entry Level Welder864Certificate
Combination Welder1296Diploma

The Welding Technology program has an articulation agreement with the Tennessee Prison Education Initiative. Details of the articulation are located here, 

For more information contact the the Student Services Office.

The Welding Technology program has an articulation agreement with the Tennessee community colleges. Details of the articulation can be downloaded and viewed here, Welding Articulation Agreement. For more information contact the program instructor or the Student Services Office.

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Campus Locations

Main Campus
740 Highway 46 South
Dickson, TN 37055
Clarksville Campus
135 International Blvd
Clarksville, TN 37040

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: 6,920

Current job openings per year: 820


OSHA-10 Card
NCCER: Core Certificate
Welding Level 1 Certificate
Welding Level 2
Welding Level 3
Advanced Topics in Welding - Aluminum Certificate


Autumn Cole
Tim Gunter

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