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The welding technology program will prepare students to work in a wide variety of industries, from car racing to manufacturing. The work that welders do and the equipment they use vary, depending on the industry. The most common and simplest type of welding today, arc welding, uses electrical currents to create heat and bond metals together—but there are more than 100 different processes that a welder can use.

The type of weld is normally determined by the types of metals being joined and the conditions under which the welding is to take place. Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. In this process, 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.

Students will learn welding and cutting processes including the joining of parts according to blueprints or written specifications. Students learn industrial requirements for occupational skills needed in the welding field. The welding program emphasizes hands-on individualized instruction. In the Welding Technology Program, students have the opportunity to become skilled in shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding.

Skills taught also include; 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 foremen, supervisors, consultants, and welding inspectors.

The 900 hour Welding Technology Program enables students to apply their MTech certificate towards an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Technology at the Utah Valley University (UVU). Please direct any questions to the program instructor for more information.

  • MTech Welding Technology Program Certificate in:
    • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
    • Gas Metal Arc Welding
    • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
    • Flux Cored Arc Welding
  • MTech Occupational Skills in:
    • Thermal Cutting Process
    • Blueprint, Symbols, Testing and Inspection
  • Industry Certifications:
    • QC10 American Welding Society Entry Level Certificate
    • AWSD1.1 Structural Steel Certificate – SMAW
    • AWSD1.1 Structural Steel Certificate – FCAW
  • UVU Articulation Agreement – Completing this program, students are eligible to participate in an articulation agreement with Utah Valley University. Hours and certifications can be applied towards an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Technology at Utah Valley University (UVU). Learn more+
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  • The MTech Entrance Assessment must be taken and passed with the minimum required score PRIOR to meeting with instructors.

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Registration is available to Adult Students only

Open Entry/Open Exit. Start any 1st or 3rd Monday, per available openings

Please select from ONE of the following options:

Monday – Friday 7:30 am- 10:30 am
Monday – Friday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Monday – Friday 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Mon, Wed, Friday 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Mon, Wed, Friday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Mon, Wed, Friday 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Tuesday, Thursday 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Tuesday, Thursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Evening Schedule:
Monday – Thursday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

*Summer Schedule: no class held on Friday

Item Cost Notes
Application Fee $0.00 There is no cost to apply.
Registration Fee $40.00
Facilities Fee $50.00
Program Fees $1,010.00
Tuition $1,800.00 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.
Total : $2,900.00

Financial Aid Eligible:Yes
VA Eligible:Yes
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Item Cost Notes
Textbook $88.00 Student Binder& Hobart Institute of Welding Technology – Programmed Learning Packets
AWS Course Subscription $163.00 This is a yearly cost
Welding Equipment $115.00
Exam Materials for Industry Certifications $20.00
Welding Helmet $36.00
Protective Clothing $76.00
Steel toed boots $30.00
Total : $527.00
Item Cost Notes
3/8″ Plate Coupons, per each set $10.00 each per set
1″ Plate Coupons, per each set $20.00 each per set
Total : varies depending on number of tests
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  • Classes not meeting the minimum enrollment may be cancelled or rescheduled. Minimum enrollment requirements vary per program.
  • MTECH provides training for students to prepare to take and/or receive MTECH or 3rd party licensures and certifications such as state, national or industry certifications. MTECH does not guarantee MTECH or 3rd party licensures and certifications such as state, national or industry certifications upon completion of MTECH Programs. State/national licensure or industry certifications are required for employment in some occupations and it is the responsibility of the student to obtain them. In order to receive an MTECH certificate students must demonstrate all competencies.
  • Financial Aid availability may be based on program locations and/or scheduling requirements.
  • Programs at the MTECH are based on CLOCK HOURS. Clock hours are actual hours and not credit hours.
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