Welding Technology

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Rodney H. Hammil

Residential Faculty - Welding


This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.

You want a hands-on career in welding? You’re going to need a hands-on training program. Welcome to Welding Technology at MCC.

Our comprehensive program is designed to develop your skills in oxyacetylene (gas) and electric (arc) welding. Our classes are conducted in laboratories outfitted with modern industrial welding equipment. We provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to work with modern industrial welding equipment. We teach you to use advanced welding techniques and machines, including MIG (metal inert gas) and TIG (tungsten inert gas). The optional certificates provide a stepped path leading to the associate’s degree or certificates/certifications.

Career Profile

Quick Stats

Example Titles
Types of Employers
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturers
Mining Machinery Manufacturers
Commercial and Industrial Machinery Manufacturers

Welders, solderers, cutters, and brazers can advance to more skilled jobs with additional training and experience. They may become welding technicians, supervisors, inspectors, or instructors. Some experienced welders open their own repair shops.

Welders and Solderers:

  • Repair and join metal parts using heat and tools
  • Often work alone and indoors
  • May work up to 70 hours per week
  • Usually train through technical or community college programs
  • May need to be certified

Available Associate Degrees and Certificates

Degree / Certificate Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Welding Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Welding Course Sequence

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Welding Technology program is available through the Applied Sciences and Technology department. You can also contact Academic Advisement for general advising. Both will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.