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Welding  Technology

student performing an aerospace weld

Welding is a high-tech industry that can take you all over the world.

From ladders to aircraft carriers, from NASCAR to national defense, and from the laboratory to sales and repair, the varied welding industry impacts virtually every industry.

Welding technology is also rapidly advancing, creating many new exciting opportunities in the workplace. New ways are being developed to bond similar materials and new alloys and other new technologies and techniques all point to an increasing need for highly trained and skilled workers.

Students of the CAS in Welding Technology will learn the skills needed to pass the AWS Level I SENSE Certification. The program structure allows students to complete the required 41 credits by attending both a fall and spring semester and enter the workforce with a valuable and legitimate college credential in the quickest time possible.


The two-semester Welding Technology Certificate of Applie Science program at Highlands College includes:

  • Blueprint reading & welding symbols
  • Shielded metal arc welding
  • Gas metal arc welding
  • Flux core arc welding
  • Applied Metallurgy
  • Gas tungsten arc welding
  • Design and Fabrication

Detailed program information and curriculum worksheets are available on the academic catalog welding page.

Tuition & Gainful Employment

Please visit the Highlands College admissions page for current tuition information.

Federal law requires institutions to report information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in recognized occupations (GE programs).

View gainful employment data for welding technology.