Program Features

The Welding program allows students to gain knowledge and skills in cutting, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and provides some exposure to oxy-acetylene cutting and welding. Program includes classroom and lab instruction in safety; blueprint reading and sketching; tools and materials used in the various forms of welding; machine adjustments and rod selection; skill requirements for various welding positions; weld testing and qualifications; and fabrication and layout of various welding projects.


Choose from an Associate of Applied Science, typically a 2-year program or a Technical Certificate, which is usually completed in a year or less. A Certificate of Completion option is also available to learn one specialized technique or discipline. Click the links below for course information, costs, average earning, placement rates and additional program information
Degree and Certificate Options
Associate of Applied Science 60 Credit Hours
Technical Certificate 48 Credit Hours
Certificate of Completion, Gas Metal Arc Welding 15 Credit Hours
Certificate of Completion, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 15 Credit Hours
Certificate of Completion, Shielded Metal Arc Welding 15 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements & Additional Information

Program Checklist

Course Descriptions

4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67226
New students may contact:

Marcus Hernandez
Admissions Counselor,
Academic Advisor


Current students may contact:

Brian Lee
Academic Coach


Marcus_Hernandez Lee_B
316.677.1032 (NCAT)
316.677.1810 (NCAT)


WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604 • 800.621.7440

The program is also an AWS SENSE program:

American Welding Society
550 N.W. LeJune Road
Miami, FL 33126

Students interested in this program are eligible to apply for  federal financial aid.

Program Integrity – Gainful Employment

In accordance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose certain information about the programs to prospective students, please see: Gainful Employment.