Welding 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.
Degree and Certificate Options
|Associate of Applied Science, Welding||62 Credit Hours|
|Technical Certificate, Welding||46 Credit Hours|
|Technical Certificate, Welding Fast Track||19 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|
WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604
www.ncahlc.org • 800.621.7440
Students interested in this program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.
The program is also an AWS SENSE program:
American Welding Society
550 N.W. LeJune Road
Miami, FL 33126
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.