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Welding Technology

About the Program

HCC's welding program allows you to work with the most current tools and machines to let you take your education further. You weld various kinds of metals, such as mild steel, aluminum, cast iron, and stainless steel. You’ll also learn:

  • Electric arc welding
  • Oxyacetylene gas welding and cutting
  • Metal inert gas welding (MIG)
  • Tungsten inert gas welding (TIG)
  • Blueprint reading
  • Metal welding using mild steel, aluminum, cast iron, and stainless steel
  • Operation of saws, drill presses, grinders, power shears, metal brakes and rolls, and numerous other hand tools.

Certified welders are among the highest paid of all the skilled trades. Welders join metals by applying intense heat from a gas or electric source to melt metal to form a permanent bond with or without the use of filler metals. Visit to learn more about salaries in this field of study.

How Long Will I Be in School?

  • AWS National Skills Standards Level I, Tack Welder, and Production Line Welder--Current Curriculum (PDF   XLS)
  • ARC Welder, Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Gas Metal Arc Welding--Current Curriculum (PDF   XLS)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding--Current Curriculum (PDF   XLS)


General college admission requirements

Program Options

The field of welding provides several career opportunities. Some of these careers are:


man in collared shirt and goatee smiling Tony Mercer
IMT Program Coordinator
Sullivan Technology Center
Room 114