Welding Technology

In the welding technology program, students will learn and use welding techniques used in the industry on various types of metal using industry standard equipment in multiple welding processes. Structural welding and pipe welding curriculum prepares students for the high paying jobs in the welding industry.

The welding technology program introduces the student to various welding processes and techniques to prepare the student to enter the welding trades industry.

Topics include:

  • Blueprint reading
  • Shop/ Job Site Safety and OSHA 10
  • Welding Math
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW),Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and Oxy-Fuel Welding (OFW)
  • Metal Preparation
  • Pipe Welding
  • Welding Procedures
  • Welding Codes and Inspection

Expected Certificate/Degree: Certificate of Completion and American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE Certification

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities for Welders exist in Power and Petroleum industries, public institutions, and government agencies and in a wide range of specialty machining jobs. ATC works together with welding industry to bring employment opportunities and successful students together. Job search assistance and placement assistance is provided before and after graduation. Services include with employment and resume building.

Potential Salary Range

Typical entry level Pay is anywhere between $18 - $28 per hour.


Location: Valle Verde ATC

Phone: (915) 831-3151

Email: yhidalgo@epcc.edu