Production Welder


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SouthwestTech_Icon_WeldingTake your welding skills to the next level by enrolling in the Production Welder Program at Southwest Technical College. As a student of welding, you will learn various skills, such as shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding of steel and aluminum, gas shielded flux-cored arc welding, oxygen-fuel welding, cutting & brazing, and plasma & carbon air arc cutting. This program is just the beginning of a profession that will keep both your mind and body moving. The program consists of instructor-assisted labs and course work.

Cost: $6,132.70
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies. Click here for scholarship and financial aid resources.

Start Dates: You can start the Production Welder Program anytime throughout the academic year. All courses are instructor-assisted open labs. Want to enroll? Click here to get started.

Program Length: 26 Credit Hours (This program can be completed in approximately 15 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 Completion

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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 – 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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