Welding Technology

About

The Welding program provides the basic techniques of welding processes common in the industry. To prepare for rewarding job opportunities, the student learns specific operations such as flame cutting, grinding, metal preparation, the use of tools and equipment related to welding combined with instruction in related math, physical properties of metal, effects of heat, thickness allowances, shrinkage, basic joint design, layout, blueprint reading, and fabrication. Practical work experience prepares the student in the safe use of modern equipment while emphasizing the four basic positions of welding: flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead. This program is located at the main campus at 355 Scott High Drive, Huntsville, Tennessee.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,419.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,219.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Shielded Metal Arc Welder432Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder864Certificate
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder1,296Certificate
Combination Welder1,296Diploma

Campus Locations

Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute
701 North Main Street
PO Box 70
Jamestown, TN 38556
Morgan County Career and Technical Center
132 Flat Fork Road
Wartburg, TN 37887
Main Campus
355 Scott High Drive
Huntsville, TN 37756

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
WEL 0001 - Worker Characteristic
WEL 1010 - Technology Foundations
WEL 1020 - Shop Orientation & Safety
WEL 1030 - Cutting Processes
WEL 1040 - Basic Shielded Metal Arc Weld
WEL 1050 - Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding
Second Trimester: 
WEL 0002 - Worker Characteristic
WEL 2010 - Blue Print Theory
WEL 2020 - Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WEL 2030 - Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WEL 2040 - Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding
Third Trimester: 
WEL 0003 - Worker Characteristic
WEL 3011 - Blue Print Reading
WEL 3020 - Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Pipe Weld

Certifications

OSHA 10

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

Chris Chambers
423-663-4900
Tim Steelman
423-663-4900
Brandon Brant
423-663-4900

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