Welding Technology

Welding Technology

The Welding Technology program is an industry-driven, hands-on program that prepares individuals to meet the rigorous demands of the manufacturing sector.

Comprehensive full- and part-time programs are available, thus enabling current workforce members to improve their technical skills and develop professionally while helping their employers become more competitive. This program operates in partnership with the Robert C. Byrd Institute and its campuses in Huntington, WV.

What You’ll Learn
The welding program delivers skills that an individual needs to be successful in industry. This is accomplished through a hands-on approach and intensive student instructor interaction. The best way to learn to weld is by actually welding. Therefore, the focus is put on work done outside the traditional classroom and in a shop setting, providing the student a true feel for the correct way to weld. A major subject is safety and this program teaches individuals how to protect themselves and their environment while completing the job. Students learn a variety of welding methods including TIG, MIG, and SMAW, as well as metal cutting techniques to ensure they have the necessary skills expected by employers.

This program provides new welders a firm foundation to earn certification and thrive in the field. See the current advising sheet for more details.


Credits Required:  60 hours

Credential Earned:  Associate of Applied Science

Learn about our Welding Certificate.


Career Settings
Entry-level positions for which graduates will compete include:

  • General purpose machinery manufacturing
  • Agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturing
  • Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (excluding automotive and electronic) repair and maintenance
  • Architectural and structural metals manufacturing
  • Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing 

Potential Employers

  • Becker Mining America
  • Huntington Steel & Supply
  • Wilson Welding