Applied Technology

Welding Technology

Associate of Applied Science • 60 Credit Hours

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

2 Year Degree

Welding Technology A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science 

60 Credit Hours

1 Year Certificate

Welding Technology

Certificate of Applied Science

30 Credit Hours


Welders, Cutters & Brazers

2019 Median Pay
$42,490 per year

Number of Jobs
424,700 in 2018

Job Outlook
2018-2028 3%

For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at

Admission Requirements

The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Potential Employers

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

Career Outlook: projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028

The nation’s aging infrastructure will require the expertise of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers to help rebuild bridges, highways, and buildings. Also, the construction of new power generation facilities and, specifically, pipelines transporting natural gas and oil may result in new jobs.


New jobs for welders are projected in manufacturing industries that produce fabricated metal products and transportation equipment. The basic skills of welding are similar across industries, so welders can easily shift from one industry to another, depending on where they are needed most. For example, welders who are laid off in the automotive manufacturing industry may be able to find work in the oil and gas industry.

Want to learn more about this program?
Interested in learning more about the MCTC program? Send us a message and talk to our program coordinator.
Dr. Kristy Wood
Applied Science Technology Chair

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