Welding Technology


The mission of the Welding program is to provide the student training in all phases of welding in the ever changing technological work place. Students master the basic welding techniques for both acetylene and arc welding. Individuals study the physical properties of metal, the effects of heat, thickness allowances, shrinkage, basic joint design and layout. The student may also become proficient in advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), oxy-acetylene cutting and welding, semi-automatic arc (MIG) and learn to weld stainless steel, aluminum, and other metals with tungsten inert gas (TIG).

Practical experience is gained in all areas of Welding through shop practice, projects and repair work utilizing hands-on application. Completion of the Welding program prepares the student for employment within the manufacturing and welding industry.




Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,119.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Shielded Metal Arc Welder432Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder864Certificate
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder1296Certificate

Campus Locations

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville:
1405 Madison St.
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville-Franklin County Campus
925 Dinah Shore Blvd
Winchester, TN 37398


First Trimester: 
WEL 0001 - Worker Characteristic
WEL 1010 - Technology Foundations
WEL 1020 - Shop Orientation & Safety
WEL 1030 - Cutting Processes
WEL 1040 - Basic Shielded Metal Arc Weld
WEL 1055 - Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding
Second Trimester: 
WEL 0002 - Worker Characteristic
WEL 2010 - Blue Print Theory
WEL 2025 - Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WEL 2030 - Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WEL 2040 - Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding
Third Trimester: 
WEL 0003 - Worker Characteristic
WEL 3010 - Blue Print Reading
WEL 3020 - Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Pipe Weld


Tim Holder
Tim Holder
Randy Keele
Randy Keele

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