(CIP Code: 48.0508)
The Welding Technology Program provides a variety of educational pathways to prepare graduates for careers in a multitude of positions such as a welder in the fabrication, construction, and manufacturing industries. The hands-on, skills development curriculum includes basic metallurgy and inspection procedures, in addition to various welding techniques and processes.
Welders use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products. Through formal education, training and experience, welders gain knowledge and expertise in multiple processes, which qualifies them to work in a variety of settings and professional roles.
After successful completion of this two-year curriculum, graduates will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Welding Technology. The Program’s curriculum is designed to build upon itself by including an Occupational Skills Award (OSA) in Welding Shop Floor Hand, a Basic Welding Certificate - Level I, and a Welding Fundamentals Certificate - Level II. All of these awards can be completed by pursuing the Welding Technology AAS degree.
A student must be TSI College Ready in all subjects by Blinn College standards to complete the Welding Technology AAS degree.
For the most accurate information, please see the Program’s website at www.blinn.edu/workforce/courses/welding.html.