Welding Technology Requirements

Gas Welder

  • Required
    • WLD 100 and 101 Oxy-Fuel Systems and Lab
  • Tuition*
    • $676.00
  • Fees**
    • $32.00
  • Supplies***
    • $30.00

Total Cost Estimate$738.00***

Welder Helper Certificate

  • Required
    • WLD 120 and 121 Sheilded Metal Arc Welding and Lab
  • Alternative
    • IMT 100 and 101 Welding for Maintenance and Lab
    • WLD 130 and 131 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Lab
    • WLD 140 and 141 Gas Meatl Arc Welding and Lab

5 Total Credit Hours

  • Tuition*
    • $845.00
  • Fees**
    • $40.00
  • Supplies***
    • $30.00

Total Cost Estimate $915.00***

Tack Welder Certificate

  • Required
    • WLD 120 and 121 Sheilded Metal Arc Welding and Lab
    • WLD 170 and 171 Blueprint Reading for Welding and Lab
  • Alternative
    • WLD 130 and 131 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Fillet Lab
    • WLD 140 and 141 Gas Meatl Arc Welding and Lab

10 Total Credit Hours

  • Tuition*
    • $1,690.00
  • Fees**
    • $80.00
  • Supplies***
    • $30.00

Total Cost Estimate $1,800.00***

Gas Metal Arc Welder Certificate

  • Required
    • WLD 100 and 101 Oxy-Fuel Systems and Lab
    • WLD 140 and 141 Gas Meatl Arc Welding and Lab
    • WLD 143 Gas Meatl Arc Welding Groove Lab
    • WLD 170 and 171 Blueprint Reading for Welding and Lab
  • Alternative
    • WLD 147 Flex Core Arc Welding Lab

15-17 Total Credit Hours

  • Tuition*
    • $2,873.00
  • Fees**
    • $136.00
  • Supplies***
    • $30.00

Total Cost Estimate $3,039.00***

Shielded Metal ARC Welder Certificate

  • Required
    • WLD 100 and 101 Oxy-Fuel Systems and Lab
    • WLD 120 and 121 Sheilded Metal Arc Welding and Lab
    • WLD 123 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Groove with Backing Lab
    • WLD 170 and 171 Blueprint Reading for Welding and Lab

17 Total Credit Hours

  • Tuition*
    • $2,873.00
  • Fees**
    • $136.00
  • Supplies***
    • $30.00

Total Cost Estimate $3,039.00***

Gas Tungsten ARC Welder Certificate

  • Required
    • WLD 100 and 101 Oxy-Fuel Systems and Lab
    • WLD 130 and 131 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Fillet Lab
    • WLD 133 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Groove Lab
    • WLD 170 and 171 Blueprint Reading for Welding and Lab

17 Total Credit Hours

  • Tuition*
    • $2,873.00
  • Fees**
    • $136.00
  • Supplies***
    • $30.00

Total Cost Estimate $3,039.00***

Production Line Welder Certificate

  • Required
    • WLD 100 and 101 Oxy-Fuel Systems and Lab
    • WLD 120 and 121 Sheilded Metal Arc Welding and Lab
    • WLD 130 and 131 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Fillet Lab

19 Total Credit Hours

  • Tuition*
    • $3,211.00
  • Fees**
    • $152.00
  • Supplies***
    • $30.00

Total Cost Estimate $3,393.00***

ARC Welder Certificate

  • Required
    • WLD 100 and 101 Oxy-Fuel Systems and Lab
    • WLD 120 and 121 Sheilded Metal Arc Welding and Lab
    • WLD 130 and 131 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Fillet Lab
    • WLD 140 and 141 Gas Metal Arc Welding and Lab
    • WLD 170 and 171 Blueprint Reading for Welding and Lab
  • Alternative
    • WLD 123 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Groove with Backing Lab
    • WLD 133 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Groove Lab
    • WLD 143 Gas Metal Arc Welding Groove Lab

24 Total Credit Hours

  • Tuition*
    • $4,056.00
  • Fees**
    • $192.00
  • Books***
    • $40.00
  • Supplies***
    • $30.00

Total Cost Estimate $4,318.00***

AWS National Skills Standards Level I Certificate

  • Required
    • WLD 100 and 101 Oxy-Fuel Systems and Lab
    • WLD 120 and 121 Sheilded Metal Arc Welding and Lab
    • WLD 123 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Groove with Backing Lab
    • WLD 130 and 131 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Fillet Lab
    • WLD 133 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Groove Lab
    • WLD 140 and 141 Gas Metal Arc Welding and Lab
    • WLD 143 Gas Metal Arc Welding Groove Lab
    • WLD 170 and 171 Blueprint Reading for Welding and Lab

33 Total Credit Hours

  • Tuition*
    • $5,577.00
  • Fees**
    • $264.00
  • Books***
    • $40.00
  • Supplies***
    • $30.00
  • Misc. (Graduation Fees, Exit Exams***
    • $15.00

Total Cost Estimate $5,926.00***

Combination Welder Diploma

First Semester

  • WLD 100 and 101 Oxy-Fuel Systems and Lab
  • WLD 120 and 121 Shielded Metal ARC Welding and Lab
  • WLD 140 and 141 Gas Metal ARC Welding and Lab
  • MAT 110 Applied Mathematics

Second Semester

  • WLD 143 Gas Metal ARC Welding Groove Lab
  • WLD 220 and 221 Welding Certification and Lab
  • WLD 161 Submerged ARC Welding (Spring Only)
  • WLD 147 Flux Core ARC Welding (Spring Only)
  • WLD 130 and 131 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Lab (Fall Only)
  • WLD 170 and 171 Blueprint Reading for Welding and Lab

Third Semester

  • WLD 133 GTAW Groove Lab
  • WLD 123 Shielded Metal ARC Welding with Backing Lab
  • WLD 299 Welding Cooperative Education
  • CIT 105 Introduction to Computing
  • ENG 101 Writing I (Gen Ed)

50-54 Total Credit Hours

This is a suggested schedule only - always consult your advisor.

  • Tuition*
    • $9,126.00
  • Fees**
    • $432.00
  • Books***
    • $40.00
  • Supplies***
    • $30.00
  • Misc. (Graduation Fees, Exit Exams)***
    • $60.00

Total Cost Estimate $9,688.00***

Welding Associate Degree

  • Required
    • Computer/Digital Literacy
    • WLD 100 and 101 Oxy-Fuel Systems and Lab
    • WLD 120 and 121 Sheilded Metal Arc Welding and Lab
    • WLD 123 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Groove with Backing Lab
    • WLD 130 and 131 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Fillet Lab
    • WLD 133 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Groove Lab
    • WLD 140 and 141 Gas Metal Arc Welding and Lab
    • WLD 143 Gas Metal Arc Welding Groove Lab
    • WLD 170 and 171 Blueprint Reading for Welding and Lab
    • WLD 220 and 221 Welding Certification and Lab
    • WLD 298 Welding Practicum
    • ENG 101 Writing
    • Quantitative Reasoning (MAT)
    • Social/Behavioral Sciences
    • Natural Sciences
    • Heritage/Humanities
    • Oral Communications
  • Alternative
    • WLD 299 Welding Cooperative Education
  • Elective
    • ISX 100 Industrial Safety
  • Alternative Electives
    • WLD 147 Flux Core Arc Welding Lab
    • WLD 161 Submerged Arc Welding Lab

60-65 Total Credit Hours

  • Tuition*
    • $11,492.00
  • Fees**
    • $544.00
  • Books***
    • $350.00
  • Supplies***
    • $30.00
  • Misc. (Graduation Fees, Exit Exams)***
    • $60.00

Total Cost Estimate $12,476.00***

Note:

*Tuition is based on $169.00 per credit hour and is calculated on maximum credit hours.
**KCTCS BuildSmart Investment for Kentucky Competitiveness Fee of $8.00 per credit hour.
***Represents an approximate cost.