Welding Technology



                   Mike Smith, Program Coordinator/Instructor, Main Campus
                   Edward Williams, Evening(Main Campus) & FCI Instructor 
                   Jill Yates, Dual Credit Instructor/Teaching Assistant, Main Campus
                   Phillip Scarborough, Instructor, TC@TexAmericas Center

 Coursework/Description: Courses in all areas of welding through fabrication and welding exotic materials that can lead to a journeyman certification.

Location: Career Education Center Annex or TC@TexAmericas Center

Program Coordinator: Mike Smith

Degrees Offered: Level I Certificate

Certificate Plan:


The welding course requires three semesters or twelve months for completion. The courses are one semester in length. Instruction is individualized and students in the same shop study different topics.  We offer day classes from 7a.m. to 2p.m. Monday thru Friday and night classes from 5:30 to 9:30p.m. Monday thru Thursday.  After successful completion of their first semester, students are eligible for the Welder’s Helper Certificate.

Level I Certificate
First Semester
WLDG 1421 Welding Fundamentals 4 SCH
WLDG 1337 Introduction to Welding Metallurgy 3 SCH
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shield Metal Arc (SMAW) 4 SCH
WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc 4 SCH
15 SCH
Second Semester
WLDG 1413 Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders   4 SCH
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc   4 SCH
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Welding   4 SCH
    TOTAL 12 SCH
Third Semester
WLDG 1535 Introduction to Pipe Welding   5 SCH
WLDG 2288 Internship-Welding Technology/Welder   2 SCH
WLDG 2553 Advanced Pipe Welding   5 SCH
WLDG 1391 Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist   3 SCH
    TOTAL 15 SCH