Welding Technology


Please be advised that all programs at TCAT Harriman are in the process of being revised, and this page will be updated as soon as possible. In the meantime, please call Student Services at 865-882-6703 for additional information.

Students will learn the various basic and advanced welding techniques that are common in the industries: Shielded Metal, Gas Metal, Gas Tungsten and Flux Cored Arc Welding, cutting techniques, grinding, metal preparation, symbols and blueprint reading, metalurgy, layout, fabrication, pipe/valves/fitting installation, power tools, and measurement techniques.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,948.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $907.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Welder Helper60Certificate
Tack Welder324Certificate
Shielded Metal Arc Welder648Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder972Certificate
Combination Welder1296Diploma

Students enrolling in the evening class at the Loudon County Instructional Service Center attend 20 hours a week and register for 288 hours a term. Their approximate length of program is 4.5 terms. Tuition and fees for 288 hours is $1281.00

**Complete cost of tools not included in program cost

Campus Locations

Loudon County Instructional Service Center
4380 Harrison Road
Lenoir City, TN 37771
Main Campus
1745 Harriman Highway
Harriman, TN 37748

Job Duties

Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 6,920

Current job openings per year: 820


First Trimester: 
Introduction, Shop Orientation and Safety
Cutting Processes
Shielded Metal Arc Basics
Shielded Metal Arc Advance (SMAW)
Technology Foundations
Second Trimester: 
Shielded Metal Arc Advance (SMAW)
(SMAW) Mild Steel Pipe
Welding Theory
Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)
Oxy-Acetylene Welding
Third Trimester: 
Oxy-Acetylene Welding
Blueprint Theory
Mild Steel Pipe 2G, 5G, 6G
Stainless Steel Pipe 2G, 5G, 6G
TIG Mild Steel Plate (Flat & Vertical)
Stainless Steel Plate (Flat & Vertical)
Aluminum Plate (Flat & Vertical)

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