Welding Technology


The mission of the Welding Technology program is to prepare the student for employment opportunities in the welding technology field.

The Welding Technology program is designed to teach individuals welding principles and applications from the introduction to welding through welding various metals and positions in the following processes: Shielded Metal Arch Welding (SMAW); Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process, also known as Metal Inert Gas or MIG welding; and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), also known as Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG).


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 $4,236.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,820.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Shielded Metal Arc Welder432Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder864Certificate
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

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


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)

Books and Supplies Lists


Victor Martin
Troy Hensley

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