Your Future in Welding Technology


This program offers students the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of welding technology. Students will learn to weld in various positions using a variety of techniques and materials such as steel, stainless steel and aluminum.




  • Blueprint reading
  • Gas metal arc (MIG/semiauto/flux core)
  • Gas tungsten arc (TIG/ferrous/nonferrous)
  • Measurement (fractions/decimals)
  • Metal layout/fabrication
  • Oxyacetylene (cutting/welding/brazing)
  • Pipe welding
  • Plasma cutting
  • Shielded metal arc (stick welding)
  • Types of welding joints



Extracurricular activities


Career options


Metal fabricator

Pipe fitter

Underwater welder


Welding engineer

Welding machine operator

Welding instructor


Additional information

More information about Welding occupations can be found by logging on to Career Cruising. See your counselor to obtain a user name and password.


Advanced training

and education

Although students may obtain on-the-job training through entry-level employment, it is recommended that students seek formal advanced education through apprenticeships, certificate programs, and two- and four-year colleges.



Currently TEC's Welding program articulates college credit through Ferris State University, SC4 and Baker.