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.

Certificates and Licensures

  • MTECH Program Certificate in Welding Technology Level I
  • 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

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school seniors only.

Registration Availability: Registration for the Orem Campus will open again on June 16, 2020, and class will start on July 6th. Registration is open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month thereafter. Students usually start the following Monday. 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.

Registration for the Lehi Campus will open on June 24, 2020, and class will start on August 18th. Registration is open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month thereafter. Students usually start the following Monday. 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.

 High School Student Registration Availability: Registration for Lehi Campus Fall 2020 opens June 24, 2020 at 8:00 am online on the MTECH Student Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.   

Registration for the Orem Campus Fall 2020 opens July 21, 2020 at 8:00 am online on the MTECH Student Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance. 

  Program Length: 900 Hours. This works out to be approximately 300 calendar days not including weekends and holidays.

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

  Locations: Lehi Trades and Tech, Orem campuses.

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance.   +Learn More

  Articulation Agreements: Credit hours for completing this program can be counted towards degrees from UVU and USU.  +Learn more.

Prerequisites

  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.

  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. 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 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.

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-F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM M-F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M-Th
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M,W,F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M,W,F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM M,W,F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M,W
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM T,Th
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM T,Th
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM T,Th
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,Th
Open Lehi Trades and Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Open Lehi Trades and Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F
Open Lehi Trades and Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM M-F
Open Lehi Trades and Tech 116 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,W,F
Open Lehi Trades and Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M,W,F
Open Lehi Trades and Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM M,W,F
Open Lehi Trades and Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M,W
Open Lehi Trades and Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM T,Th
Open Lehi Trades and Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM T,Th
Open Lehi Trades and Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM T,Th
Open Lehi Trades and Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,Th


*During the summer no classes are held on Fridays.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SCHEDULE OPTIONS
SECTION LOCATION ROOM START DATE END DATE START TIME END TIME DAYS
Fall 2020 Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Fall 2020 Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F
Fall 2020 Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM M-F
Spring 2021 Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Spring 2021 Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F
Spring 2021 Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM M-F
Fall 2020 Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Fall 2020 Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F
Fall 2020 Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM M-F
Spring 2021 Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Spring 2021 Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F
Spring 2021 Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM M-F


*During the summer no classes are held on Fridays.

Tuitions and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Facilities Fee $50.00  
Blueprint Reading Course Fee $75.00 HS students may pay this fee when this part of the course starts
Thermal Cutting Course Fee $175.00 HS students may pay this fee when this part of the course starts
Gas Cored Arc Welding Course Fee $250.00 HS students may pay this fee when this part of the course starts
Flux Cored Arc Welding Course Fee $250.00 HS students may pay this fee when this part of the course starts
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Course Fee $250.00 HS students may pay this fee when this part of the course starts
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Course Fee $250.00 HS students may pay this fee when this part of the course starts
Submerged Arc Welding $100.00 HS students may pay this fee when this part of the course starts
AWS Online Fee $75.00 This fee is paid annually and will need to be re-paid if enrolled for over 12 months
Tuition $1,890.00 High school students do not pay tuition.
Sub total: $3,405.00  
 Program Fees Discount: - $275.00 Program Fees Discount for full program
Total: $3,130.00 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration. High School students may pay course by course.

Materials and Supplies

Item Cost Notes
Student Binder $20.00  
Blueprint Reading for Welders $120.00 ISBN-10: 1133605788 Edition: 9th
ISBN-13: 978-1133605782
Welding Equipment $240.00 2 soapstone holders, 1 mild steel & 1 stainless steel wire brush, 4 grinding discs, 4 tungsten sticks
Welding Helmet $70.00  
Protective Clothing $100.00 2 canvas jackets, 1 SMAW & 1 GMAW gauntlet gloves 4 lens replacements, 2 safety glasses,
Exam Materials for Certifications $20.00  
Steel Toed Boots $30.00 Not Sold At Bookstore
Additional Test Coupons $10.00  Optional 3/8" Plate Coupons, per each set
Additional Test Coupons $20.00  Optional 1" Plate Coupons, per each set
total: $630.00  

Take Action. Get Started Today!

Take a Tour

Come see for yourself! Check out our campuses and labs and get questions answered.

Schedule Tour

Talk to a Human

MTECH counselors can help with academic advising career placement services.

Schedule Counselor

Begin Enrollment

No commitment or cost. Take the first step by simply applying to MTECH today!
Apply for Free