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Welding Technology

United Tribes Technical College

The Welding Technology program is committed to training students to become the best welders they can be. The field of welding continues to evolve with significant advances in technology. In our state-of-the-art welding shop, students begin by using our Virtual Reality VRTEX 360 Simulators.

With the use of the VRTEX 360’s, we will be able to train skilled welders faster as well as recruit the next generation of welders. With the use of the VRTEX 360 simulators, students will learn proper body positions, gun and rod angles, travel speeds, gun and rod positions, and overall welding techniques. The VRTEX 3690 Virtual Reality systems make it possible to learn how to weld in an eco-friendly manner.

When students are ready, they will go into our state-of-the-art welding shop and weld on their own using a live welder. Students will learn to utilize safe working techniques and practices. Students will also be trained to recognize and understand welding symbols and read blueprints. Welding has become a dominant force in virtually every aspect of life, and with the continued advances the industry is experiencing, welding will provide endless opportunities for those on the cutting edge. Upon successful completion of the Welding Program, students may be eligible to become AWS Certified.

Industry Expectations

Due to the stringent safety requirements and rigorous physical demands of operating specific tools, equipment, and machinery, students participating in the UTTC Heavy Equipment Operations, Welding, and Automotive Technology programs must meet certain physical requirements. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee in specific industries to successfully perform the essential functions of the training and industry jobs. Reasonable accommodations may be requested by individuals with disabilities. The Disabilities Services Coordinator will determine, on a case-by-case basis, if the accommodation requested is reasonable.

  1. The employee is regularly required to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble large and very small objects or controls.
  2. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, and crouch, or crawl.
  3. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100+ pounds with assistance.

Academic Program Certificate

Program Outcomes

The graduates of the Welding Technology program will be able to:

  1. Practice industry standard safety procedures
  2. Perform welds to industry standards
  3. Communicate with effective welding terminology

Core Courses (25 Credits)

  • WLD 135 2cr. Basic Metallurgy
  • WLD 151 3cr. Welding Theory I
  • WLD 152 3cr. Welding Theory II
  • WLD 153 5cr. Welding Lab I
  • WLD 154 5cr. Welding Lab II
  • WLD 155 3cr. Blueprint Symbols for Welders
  • WLD 165 3cr. Blueprint Reading for Welders
  • WLD 199 1cr. Welding Test Lab

Fall Semester

Course CodeDescriptionCredits
WLD 135Basic Metallurgy2
WLD 151Welding Theory I3
WLD 153Welding Lab I5
GPE 101First Aid/CPR1
GPE 104OSHA 10 Safety1

Spring Semester

Course CodeDescriptionCredits
WLD 152Welding Theory II3
WLD 154Welding Lab II5
WLD 155Blueprint Symbols for Welders3
WLD 165Blueprint Reading for Welders3
GPE 104 OLOSHA 10 Safety1