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Welding Technology

Why Choose the Welding Technology Program?

Welding opens up a world of creativity, giving someone the power to lay out, fit up and fabricate just about anything they can imagine out of metal. There is an instant gratification that comes from building useful objects out of metal, and that's something welders get to experience every day.

Our Welding Technology program provides students with technical skills and knowledge that put them ahead of others in the industry of welding, metal fabrication, and related occupations.

Employers look for capable certified welders ready and eager to go to work, people who are reliable and can learn and be trained and are excited about the product they make. If you have a creative streak and enjoy fabricating new things, a career in welding might be the perfect fit for you.

Students in our Welding Technology program learn a variety of skills required for employment in manufacturing, industrial maintenance and construction.
How Long It Takes:

Welding Technology Degree (AAT or AAS-T): 5 Quarters

Basic Welding Certificate: 1 Quarter

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certificate

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Pipe Certificate

Layout & Fabrication Welding Certificate

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certificate

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe Certificate

Wire Feed Welding Certificate

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Welder

Welder Career & Wage Details


This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careeronestop.org.

Career Pathway

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Meet Your Instructors
Amelia Riojas

Bldg 25, Rm 403
253-589-5641
amelia.riojas@cptc.edu

Welding Technology Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

To learn more about information sessions, visit cptc.edu/info-sessions.

Visit the Academic Calendar at cptc.edu/academic-calendar to see when the next information session is scheduled.

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