Welding Technology

Welding is the most common way to join metal parts. If you like working with your hands and enjoy building or repairing metal parts, consider a career as a welder. Job prospects for skilled welders are good, because it is difficult to find qualified workers. Advanced technology is finding more uses for welding in the workplace.

Career Opportunities

Work in auto manufacturing and repair; bridge, building, pipeline, power plant and refinery construction; and many other manufacturing applications.

Wage/Salary Information

Go to www.salary.com and search by job title and zip code for current wage information.

Program Home Campus

Covington; general education classes may be offered at other campuses

Entry time

Fall or spring terms

Credentials

Certificates and diploma. An associate in applied science degree is available through the General Occupational and Technical Studies program. Go to the KCTCS Catalog for details on the GOTS program.

Program Length

(After any developmental needs are met and if enrolled in 12 to 15 credit hours per semester)

  • Certificate: Varies from one to two semesters by certificate
  • Diploma: Two years
  • Associate degree: Two years

Advising Sheet (PDF)

Diploma

Certificates

This program is IMPACT eligible.