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 $4,419.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,002.00

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


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Technology Foundations
Shop Orientation & Safety
Cutting Processes
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Weld
Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Blue Print Theory
Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Blue Print Reading
Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Pipe Weld


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


Dale Hicks
Adam Vest

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