Welding

About

This program is designed to provide technical instruction and skill development for the student to become gainfully employed in the welding field. The highly individualized instruction provides for both classroom instruction and practical work experience using hand tools and welding equipment. The major emphasis of the course is placed on electric arc, oxy-acetylene, tig and mig welding. Practical experience is gained by shop practice, projects and repair work using a variety of metals including steel, stainless steel and aluminum along with various other metals and alloys.

Broad Units of Study include Metal Preparation & Identification, Selection of Electrodes & Filler Metals, Fuel and Shielding Gases, TIG & MIG, Basic Metallurgy, Joints and How to Weld Them, Layout & Fabrication, Oxy Fuel, Shielded Metal Arc and Gas Tungsten, Arc & Gas Metal Welding, Welding Symbols, Pipe Cutting & Welding, Code Testing and Technical Information.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,648.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,221.25
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Tack Welder324Certificate
Shielded Metal Arc Welder648Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder972Certificate
Combination Welder1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1405 Madison St.
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Job Duties

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 8,630

Current job openings per year: 270

Salary Range

$29,700
to
$41,500

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

Tim Holder
Tim Holder
931-685-5013

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