Welding Technology I

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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.

For more information, contact the Lead Instructor.
Hunter Reynolds


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

Adults and high school seniors 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.

High School students must have taken Welding I at the high school level or MTECH’s Intro to Welding (Summer Session). High School Students – Summer Session after completing Jr Year Only- Daytime classes only. Must start in June

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

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Program Hours: 900 Hours

Registration Fee $40.00
Facilities Fee $50.00
Program Fees $1,150.00 This includes the annual $75 AWS Online Access fee, which will need to be re-paid if enrolled for over 12 months
Tuition $1,890.00
Subtotal $3,130.00
Total $3,760.00
*Total includes tuition, fees, materials, and optional materials.
Student Guide$20.00 
Blueprint Reading for Welders$120.00ISBN-13: 978-1133605782 ISBN-10: 1133605788 Edition: 9th
Welding Equipment$240.002 soapstone holders, 1 mild steel & 1 stainless steel wire brush, 4 grinding discs, 4 tungsten sticks
Welding Helmet$70.00 
Protective Clothing$100.002 canvas jackets, 1 SMAW & 1 GMAW gauntlet gloves 4 lens replacements, 2 safety glasses,
Exam Materials for Industry Certifications$20.00 
Leather Safety Toed Boots$30.00
Not Sold At Bookstore
Additional Test Coupons$10.00
1 per student – 3/8″ Plate Coupons, per each set
Additional Test Coupons$20.001 per student 1″ Plate Coupons, per each set

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