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.

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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.