Introduction to Welding


In the Introduction to Welding program, students will have the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the Oxygen and Acetylene torch, as well as the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes. Students will learn necessary safety guidelines and how to operate different industrial machinery.
 
This course is designed and created to introduce students with no prior knowledge to the Welding Industry and to give students the ability to experience what the welding program entails. This program allows students to receive the hands-on individualized instruction in the welding shop that we emphasize in all of our courses. 

Program Contact

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Hunter Reynolds

Lead Instructor

  • Intro to Welding
  • Program Hours: 60 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi Auto/Trades and Tech, and Orem

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Taylor Smith

Instructor

  • Intro to Welding
  • Program Hours: 60 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi Auto/Trades and Tech, and Orem

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Anthony Hicks

Instructor

  • Intro to Welding
  • Program Hours: 60 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi Auto/Trades and Tech, and Orem
 

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Taylor McDaniel

Instructor

  • Intro to Welding
  • Program Hours: 60 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi Auto/Trades and Tech, and Orem

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Fernando River Saenz

Instructor

  • Intro to Welding
  • Program Hours: 60 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi Auto/Trades and Tech, and Orem

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school seniors only.

Registration Availability: Registration is open on the last Monday of each month. Students usually start the first Monday of the following month. To check seat availability, create a new student account in the MTECH Student Portal and check seat availability or call Student Services at 801-753-6282.

  Program Length: 60 Hours.

  Times: Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings. See schedule details below.

  Locations: Lehi Auto/Trades and Tech, and Orem

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is not eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance.   

Please contact Hunter Reynolds at hreynolds@mtec.edu with any questions about the Welding program.

Prerequisites

This is a prerequisite course to Welding Technology I for students who do not have welding experience.

  High School Students: Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.

  MTECH Counselor: Students enrolling in this program must meet with an MTECH Academic and Career Counselor prior to registration. High School students are encouraged to be accompanied by a parent. To schedule an appointment please visit mtec.edu/counseling.

  Prerequisities: Students are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate of: Math: 2: English: B or provide alternative documentation to prove competency. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.  

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to the first day of class.  To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.

High School Students - Summer Session after completing Junior Year Only- Daytime classes only. Must start either June 1st or July 1st.

High School students must Submit High School Transcript to Academic and Career Counselor.

Schedules

ADULT STUDENT SCHEDULE OPTIONS
SECTION LOCATION ROOM START DATE END DATE START TIME END TIME DAYS
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-Th
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-Th
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM M-Th
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M-Th
Open Lehi Trades and Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-Th
Open Lehi Trades and Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-Th


Note: High School Students - Summer Session after completing Junior Year Only - Daytime Classes only. Must start June 1st or July 1st.

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Facilities Fee $0.00  
AWS Online Fee $0.00 This fee is paid annually and will need to be re-paid if enrolled for over 12 months
Program Fees $100.00 This fee is paid annually and will need to be re-paid if enrolled for over 12 months
Tuition $126.00  
Total: $266.00  

Materials and Supplies

Item Cost Notes
Welding Equipment $200.00  
Welding Helmet $70.00  
Protective Clothing $50.00  
Steel Toed Boots $30.00  Not Sold At Bookstore
total: $350.00  

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