Welding Technology I

Next class starts: 12/5/2022

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students must be age 16 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to UVU. Learn more.


Lehi Trades and Technology Building
Orem Campus


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Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. Heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufacturing activities. Welding also is used to join beams in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants, and refineries.

The Welding Technology Level 1 program will give you the foundation to work in any of these industries. In this program you will learn about the more than 100 different processes that a welder can use to create the most effective type of weld based on the types of metals being joined and the conditions in which you’re welding. 

 This program has both classroom instruction and hands-on learning. You won’t just be learning about welding, you will have the opportunity to become skilled in shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding.

Your instruction will include learning about welding and cutting processes- including the joining of parts according to blueprints and written specifications,  industrial requirements for occupational skills in the welding field, drawing and welding symbol interpretation, and thermal cutting processes.

MTECH’s Welding Technology Program prepares students for employment as tackers, welding operators, in industrial and farm maintenance, all-position structural welders, aluminum and stainless TIG welders, welding foreman, supervisors, consultants, and welding inspectors.

This program is eligible for Financial and Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Lead Instructor.
Hunter Reynolds


Adults and high school seniors only.

High School students are eligible to enter the Welding I program on the August and January start dates only.

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.

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

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 MTECH Counselors.

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.

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Total hours: 900

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Registration Fee:$40.00
Application Fee:$0.00
Required Materials:$933.84
Industry Exam Fee:$0.00
Student Fees:$1,900.00
Facilities Fee:$50.00
Tuition/Fees Subtotal:$3,880.00
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Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Gas Metal Arc Welding Technical Guide (Hobart Institute of Welding Technology)1SKU: EW-473$29.00
Flux Cored Arc Welding Technical Guide (Hobart Institute of Welding Technology)1SKU: EW-492$29.00
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Technical Guide (Hobart Institute of Welding Tech.)1SKU: EW-472$29.00
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Technical Guide (Hobart Institute of Welding Technology)1SKU: EW-470$29.00
AWS Online SubscriptionThis annual $75 AWS Online Access fee, which will need to be re-paid if enrolled for over 12 monthsIncluded in program fees.
Blueprint Reading for Welders ISBN-13: 978-1133605782 ISBN-10: 1133605788 Edition: 9th$120.00
Welding Equipment2 soapstone holders, 1 mild steel & 1 stainless steel wire brush, 4 grinding discs, 4 tungsten sticks$240.00
Welding Helmet$70.00
Protective Clothing2 canvas jackets, 1 SMAW & 1 GMAW gauntlet gloves 4 lens replacements, 2 safety glasses,$100.00
Exam Materials for Industry Certifications2 of $10 test materials$20.00
Leather Safety Toed Boots Not Sold At Bookstore$30.00
Additional Test Coupons 1 per student – 3/8″ Plate Coupons, per each set$10.00
Additional Test Coupons1 per student 1″ Plate Coupons, per each set$20.00
Chippping HammerCan be purchased in the bookstore or at Norco$8.00
Spark Striker and Tip CleanerCan be purchased in the bookstore or at Norco$5.20
Combination SquareCan be purchased in the bookstore or at Norco$9.50
Vice Grips and WelpersCan be purchased in the bookstore or at Norco$9.60
4 1/2″ GrinderCan be purchased in the bookstore or at Norco$97.00
Tape MeasureCan be purchased in the bookstore or at Norco$10.10
Fillet weld GaugeCan be purchased in the bookstore or at Norco$48.44
GTAW- 3/32″ Collet, Collet Body, Back Cap, insulator and GTAW torch cupCan be purchased in the bookstore or at Norco$20.00
Total Cost of Required Materials$933.84
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MTECH Welding Technology Level I Program Certificate

QC10 American Welding Society Entry Level I Welder Certificates in GMAW, FCAW, SMAW & GTAW

AWSD1.1 3G Structural Qualification Certificate – SMAW

AWSD1.1 3G Structural Qualification Certificate – FCAW

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic and career counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.

Welding Technology I

Program length
16 months
Total cost
Lehi Trades & Tech Building
Orem Campus
Program length
16 mos
Total cost
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