Welding is a 12-month program that provides students with the basic techniques of the welding process common in industry. Instruction in operations such as flame cutting, grinding, metal preparation, the use of tools and equipment, related math, physical properties of metal, effects of heat thickness allowances, shrinkage, basic joint design, layout, and fabrication are provided.

The student will develop skills and knowledge in stick electrode (SMAW), gas welding, brazing, gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), TIG and gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and MIG welding on ferrous and non-ferrous materials, including pipe, structural steel, plate, stainless steel, and aluminum.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,355.38
Textbook/Supplies Cost $915.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Shielded Metal Arc Welder432Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder432Certificate
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder432Certificate

Campus Locations

Main Campus
426 Highway 91 North
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Herman Robinson Arney Street Campus
1500 Arney Street
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Job Duties

Job Outlook


First Trimester: 
Shop Orientation and Safety
Basic Welding Procedures, Setting Up Equipment, Machines and Accessories
Technical Information, Shop Management and Related Equipment
Flat, Vertical, Horizontal and Overhead Positions
Selecting Electrodes
Pipe Welding to include STICK and TIG Welding
Selecting Wires, Rods, Gases and Electrodes
Flame and Plasma Cutting
Metal Prep and Welding Basic Joints
Pad Welding, Fillet Welds and Grove Welds
Basic Math, Blueprint Reading, Layout and Structural Projects (live work)
Ferrous Casting, Hard Surfacing, Non-Ferrous Casting and Metallurgy
Welding Stainless and Aluminum
Brazing and Soldering
Code Testing to include ASME and AWS


American Welding Society (AWS)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Books and Supplies Lists


Dale Hicks
Adam Vest

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