This program prepares students for employment in a variety of welding-related occupations in the manufacturing, industrial, or utility industries. The program teaches students basic to intermediate skills of four major welding processes: Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Flux-Cored Arc (FCAW), Gas Metal Arc (GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) welding processes.

HOURS

1,050, approximately

  • (32 weeks) Day
  • (53 weeks) Night

COST

Tuition is approximately $6,345, plus books and fees (PDF)

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

LOCATION

MTC Main Campus

STARTING SALARIES

Vary, ranging from $23,740 to $55,560*

*Based on local industry information.

 

PROUD SUPPORTERS OF OUR PROGRAMS

  • E-One, Inc.
  • Townley Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Antebellum Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Dixie Metal Products, Inc.
  • Arnold Industries, Inc.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Welding Technology Master Plan of Instruction
(PDFopens in a new window)

  • Shop and Personal Safety ( OSHA 10 credential)
  • Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Flux-Cored Arc (FCAW), Gas Metal Arc (GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) welding processes
  • Blueprint reading
  • Basic principles of pipe welding

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS 

AWS “Certified Welder” (in addition to separate AWS welding certifications)

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Various manufacturing environments
  • Power plants
  • Pipeline welding
  • Entrepreneurship opportunities
  • Fabrication businesses

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how Marion Technical College prepares students for the manufacturing industry.

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STEPS TO ENROLLMENT

  • ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
  • APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID, IF APPLICABLE
  • COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION
  • MEET WITH AN ADMISSIONS ADVISOR
  • FILL OUT YOUR PROGRAM’S SUPPLEMENTAL PACKET, IF APPLICABLE
  • PAY YOUR APPLICATION FEE
  • INTERVIEW WITH INSTRUCTOR

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

JOSHUA ESPOSITO

Instructor, Full-Time

20 Years Experience In Welding From Aeronautics to Pressure Vessels, Instructor at MTC Since 2013.

PETER BUTTERINI III

Instructor, Part-Time

Certified Welding Inspector, 9 Years Experience in Welding Industry, MTC Alumnus, Instructor at MTC Since 2017.

ADDITIONAL FORMS

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BOOK LIST

Tuition is approximately $6,200, plus books and fees (PDF)

ONLINE COMPONENT

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