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:

Technician welding on a piece of equipment

Please review the Admission Requirements for the Welding programs.

  • Non-Credentialed Training Courses

    Cost for Non-Credentialed training courses is $182 per course.

    (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.

Program Contacts

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Program Information

Emphasis is placed on:

Courses may include:

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

Employment Outlook

Employment of Welders is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, about average for all occupations.

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

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

To register, use the REGISTER NOW button on this page

Courses currently on the schedule:

Title Course/Section Meeting Information Available
Welding WLD-3106-850 08/15/2024-12/12/2024 Classroom Hours Tuesday, Thursday 06:00PM - 09:00PM, Off Campus Sites, Room OFF 11
Welding WLD-3106-300 08/15/2024-12/10/2024 Classroom Hours Tuesday, Thursday 05:00PM - 08:00PM, Building - J, Room 135 17

If the course you are seeking is not listed above or the time the course is scheduled does not work for you, please let us know that you have an interest in future courses by clicking on the course name below and completing the form: