Welding Technology

About

This program prepares students for certification via a comprehensive learning process that teaches theory, fundamentals, equipment, and techniques of welding technology. This class provides thorough coverage of common welding and cutting processes, including gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, oxy-fuel gas welding and cutting, plasma arc cutting, and resistance welding. The class includes extensive instruction in welding symbol knowledge, welding testing, inspection, and preparation for employment in the welding field.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,738.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,138.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Welders Helper84Certificate
Shielded Metal Arc Welder432Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder864Certificate
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder1296Certificate
Welder1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
100 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37209
Portland Campus
602 South Broadway
Portland, TN 37148

Job Duties

Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 8,630

Current job openings per year: 270

Certifications

American Welding Society D1.1
American Welding Society 3G
American Welding Society 4G
American Welding Society Pipe Welding
American Welding Society 5G
American Welding Society 6G

Instructors

Casey Lund
(615) 425-5546
Clyde Walker
(615) 306-8448
Gregg Whitehead
(615) 425-5515

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