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.
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies.
Program Length: 605 hours (This program is designed to be completed in 10 academic months.)
Location: Main Campus – Health Professions and Trades Building
Start Dates: You can start the Welding Essentials Program anytime throughout the academic year. All courses are instructor assisted open labs. Want to enroll? Click here to get started.
Coordinator of Manufacturing Programs
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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: