What is Welding Technology?
Welding is the most common way to permanently joining metal parts. Welders work in a wide variety of industries, from car racing to manufacturing. The work that welders do and the equipment they use vary with the industry. Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufacturing activities.
Our Welding faculty hold the Certified Welding Educator credential from the American Welding Society, and all Welding instructors have extensive hands-on experience in the field, which they bring into the classroom to enhance students' knowledge and better prepare them for careers in this high-demand occupation.
What are my career choices?
Most welders work in manufacturing industries. Others are employed by construction firms and repair services. A skilled welder may qualify as a technician, supervisor, inspector or owner of a welding business.
Credentials Available at SKYCTC
|Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate: 17 Total Credit Hours||Requirements|
|Gas Tungsten Arc Welder Certificate: 17 Total Credit Hours||Requirements|
|Production Line Welder Certificate: 19 Total Credit Hours||Requirements|
|Arc Welder Certificate: 24 Total Credit Hours||Requirements|
|AWS National Skills Standards Level I Certificate: 33 Total Credit Hours||Requirements|
|Combination Welder Diploma: 50-54 Total Credit Hours||Requirements|
|Welding Technology Associate Degree: 60-65 Total Credit Hours||Requirements|
This program has no special admission requirements.
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website(www.sacscoc.org).
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