Do 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.
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Program Length: 615 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
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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: