Program Overview

This welding program provides students with the technical skills and knowledge to work in the welding field. Positions such as welder/fabricator, production welder, millwright, welding technician and welder/pipefitter all utilize multiple welding and fabricating skills. Students are trained in many welding processes, including shield metal arc, gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, flux core arc, oxy fuel gas welding/cutting and plasma arc cutting. Various kinds of metals and thicknesses will be used, including mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel. Graduates are eligible to take the American Welding Society certification tests.


Career Outlook

Welding is one of the few career choices that is in high demand at all times. Since welders are needed in almost every industry, it gives you the flexibility to switch industries without changing careers.

With the increase of manufacturing, the building and repairing of major Infrastructure, nuclear power plants, windmills and drilling of oil, welding has endless opportunities that keep fueling the demand for this skilled technology.


Start on the pathway to your career at Northwest State Community College today!


Administrative Assistant

Kaleigh Nofziger