Welding TechnologyAcademic Affairs
The Welding Technology department 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. The VRTEX 360s prepare students to become skilled welders, learning proper body positions, gun and rod angles and positions, travel speeds, and overall welding techniques in an eco-friendly manner. Students apply the knowledge and skills learned on the simulators to an actual state-of-the-art welding shop, using a live welder. In addition, students will apply safe working practices and read welding symbols and blueprints.
Upon completion of the Welding Technology Program, graduates will be prepared for employment as a welder in manufacturing, maintenance, and repair, building and construction trades. Graduates will have skills acquired in gas metal arc, short circuit transfer, spray transfer, metalcore arc welding, oxy-acetylene, braze welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux core arc welding, oxyacetylene cutting, plasma arc cutting, and shield metal arc welding.
Students entering the Welding Technology program should have good math, reading and computer skills to successfully complete the required courses.
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 Technology certificate program, students may be eligible to become AWS Certified.
Graduates of the UTTC Welding Technology certificate program will:
- Practice industry standard safety procedures.
- Perform welds to industry standards.
- Communicate with effective welding terminology.
Welding Technology Instructor
Location: Skill Center