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Welding Technology


Welding technology programs prepare people to join and cut metal surfaces.

Welding technology programs include topics such as:


Many career and technical schools as well as many community colleges and two-year schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in welding technology. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

A few colleges offer bachelor's degrees in welding technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes four years of full-time study.

See schools that offer this program.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program of study by getting your high school diploma or GED.

Some programs require you to be a welding apprentice before you are admitted.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This undergraduate program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Many schools combine welding and ironworking in one program.

Many welding programs are offered part time, with day and evening classes.

Many welders choose to become certified in various welding techniques. Usually, you must pass a practical exam and pay a fee to become certified.


East Side Area

Big Bend Community College

Job Corps - Curlew

Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla Community College (Clarkston)

Wenatchee Valley College

King-Snohomish Area

Divers Institute of Technology

Everett Community College

Green River College

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Renton Technical College

South Seattle College

Kitsap Area

Olympic College

Spokane Area

OXARC School of Welding

Spokane Community College

Tacoma Area

Bates Technical College (South Campus)

Clover Park Technical College

Tri-Cities Area

Columbia Basin College

Vancouver Area

Charter College--Vancouver

Clark College

West Side Area

Bellingham Technical College

Centralia College

Grays Harbor College

Lower Columbia College

Olympic College (Shelton Campus)

Peninsula College

Skagit Valley College

South Puget Sound Community College

Yakima Area

Perry Technical Institute