Welding Technology (1 yr)


Looking for a rewarding and high paying career? Look no further! Join the Welding Technology program at Highland Community College Technical Center.

Students in this program learn all arc welding processes while working with carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Students in the Welding Technology program spend over 80% of their time in the welding shop. Along with the hands-on experience, you will have the opportunity to train on a Virtual Reality welding simulator. The simulator is used in conjunction with the "live shop" and is a fun and easy way to help perfect your welding skills.

At the end of each semester, students will take an American Welding Society (AWS) qualification test.  


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Technical Center (Atchison) 785-442-6180

Western Center (Baileyville) 785-442-6240


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First Semester    
IWT105 Welding Safety/OSHA 10 1
IWT115 Cutting Processes 3
IWT125 Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 3
IWT135 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 3
IWT145 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 3
IWT162 Blueprint Reading 4
  Total for First Semester 17
Second Semester    
IWT175 Shield Metal Arc Welding II (SMAW II) 5
IWT180 Gas Metal Arc Welding II (GMAW II) 5
IWT185 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II (GTAW II) 5
IWT190 Blueprint Reading II 3
  Total for Second Semester 18
  Total Credits for Certificate 35
Elective Courses    
IWT202 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Pipe) 6
IWT212 Combination Pipe Welding 6
IWT195 Occupational Work Experience


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