Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Welding Technology

Welding Technology

The Welding Technology curriculum provides you with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry.

CCC&TI offers several different educational programs in this area:

  • Associates Degree (A.A.S): Welding Technology

  • Diploma: Welding Technology

  • Welding Certificate: Welding Technology

  • Non-Credentialed Training Courses
    (Call 828.726.2242 for information or to register)

    • TIG Welding (WLD-7002A)

      This course introduces the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include:

      • Correct selection of tungsten, polarity, gas, and proper filler rod
      • Safety
      • Equipment setup
      • Welding techniques
      Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW fillet and groove welds with various electrodes and filler materials.

    • MIG Welding (WLD-7003A)

      This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include:

      • Equipment setup
      • Fillet and groove welds
      • Application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate
      Upon completion, you should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions.

Technician welding on a piece of equipment

Program Information

Emphasis is placed on:

  • consumable electrode welding
  • non-consumable electrode welding
  • cutting processes

Courses may include:

  • destructive and non-destructive testing
  • math
  • metallurgy
  • print reading
  • welding inspection

These courses provide you with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

For more information about course descriptions or required courses, refer to the current CCC&TI Course Catalog.

Career Information

Average Pay

The average salary for a Welder is $17.67 per hour in North Carolina, which meets the national average. Salary estimates are based on 292 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Welder employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Welder is less than 1 year.
Source: https://www.indeed.com/salaries/welder-Salaries,-North-Carolina

Employment Outlook

Employment of Welders is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, about average for all occupations.
Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/welders-cutters-solderers-and-brazers.htm

To learn more information about Careers in the Welding Technology field, visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following programs:

Career Coach logo AAS: Welding Technology

Career Coach logo Diploma: Welding Technology

Career Coach logo Certificate: Welding Technology

 

Gainful Employment Program Information

There are no additional costs for this program outside of tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

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