Welding Technology Program

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.
WeldingInstruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in mathematics, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provides students with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Program Information

  • Symbols and Specifications
  • Cutting Processes
  • SMAW (Stick) Plate
  • GMAW (MIG)
  • FCAW/Plate
  • GTAW (TIG) Plate
  • SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe
  • Welding Metallurgy
  • Oxygen-Fuel Welding
  • GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe
  • Certification Practices
  • GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe
Graduates of the WCC Welding Technology Program will:

  • Demonstrate computer competency, communicate, and work independently and as a team to design, layout, measure, and as a team to design, layout, measure, and construct components using the correct welding technique.
  • Examine and validate underlying assumptions dealing with welding shop and construction safety procedures, practices, chemical/solvent disposal, adhere to the EPA/OSHA regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and abilities necessary to achieve “American Welding Society, (AWS)”certification.
  • Be able to seek best information, measure, analyze, design, layout, and correct equipment operation in the following processes:

Cutting (Oxy-Fuel, Plasma Arc)
Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW)
Gas Metal Arc (MIG)
Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG)
Metallurgy/Machining
Oxygen-Fuel

Contact Information

Image of Jayden Gantt
Jayden Gantt
Instructor - Welding
Phone: 336-838-6208
jagantt177@wilkescc.edu
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Nathan Bell
Instructor - Welding
Phone: 336-838-6208
nwbell649@wilkescc.edu
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