Welding Essentials

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SouthwestTech_Icon_WeldingDo you enjoy challenging work that is both rewarding and creative? Enroll in the Welding Essentials Program at Southwest Technical College. Welding is an in-demand skill used in almost every industry globally. The program consists of instructor-assisted open labs. Sign up anytime and get started! Skills gained in this program include shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, oxygen fuel welding, cutting & brazing, and plasma & carbon air arc cutting.

Cost: $4,097.70
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies. Click here for scholarship and financial aid resources.

Start Dates: Enrolling now. Click here to get started.

Program Length: 17 Credit Hours (This program can be completed in approximately 10 months, based on enrollment of 15 hours per week. If possible, students are encouraged to enroll in more hours per week to graduate faster.)

Location: Main Campus – Health Professions and Trades Building

Admissions Requirement: CASAS Assessment or equivalent. Click here for more information. To schedule your CASAS Assessment, click here

Program Outcome:

  • Southwest Technical College Certificate of Program Proficiency

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High School Transfer Agreements (High school classes transferring to Southwest Tech)

SUU Dual Enrollment/Course Equivalency (Southwest Tech courses transferring to SUU)


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“It’s definitely been rewarding, especially for my daughter… My kids brag about me – ‘My mom glues metal together!’ It’s really nice that I can set an example and be a role model for my daughter.”

Brenda Hosto

Welding Graduate

Our welding lab is sponsored by Lincoln Electric.


Highlight Videos

Student Highlight – Richard Bowen

Student Highlight – Brenda Hosto

Student Highlight – Jeff Parker

American Welding Association

Occupational Advisory Committee

Each Southwest Tech Certificate Program has an Occupational Advisory Committee that consists of industry professionals from the regions we serve. These committee members ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of each occupation are being taught. This program has committee members from the following organizations:

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