Welding Technology

Next class starts: 3/4/2024

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students must be age 17 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

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

Locations

Lehi Campus - Building B
Orem Campus - Building A

88%

Completion Rate

95%

Placement Rate

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 In the Welding Technology 900-hour certificate program, students receive hands-on safety, welding, and cutting instruction on a variety of metals.

Instruction includes basic Oxy Fuel Cutting (OFC), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and other thermal and mechanical cutting processes. Students also learn welding process-specific and welding shop safety practices, basic print reading, and the proper uses and applications of AWS welding symbols.

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

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator.
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Hunter Reynolds

hreynolds@mtec.edu

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.
  • Satisfy Entrance Requirements with Testing Center.
  • High school students can only register for August and January start dates
CAMPUSROOM #START DATEEND DATESTART TIMEEND TIMEDAYS
Orem Campus – Building A108Start Dates will be the following: 25/2024 3/4/2024 4/1/2024 5/6/2024 6/3/2024″ Non-Term7:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Orem Campus – Building A108Non-Term11:30 AM2:30 PMM-F
Orem Campus – Building A108Non-Term2:45 PM5:45 PMM-F
Orem Campus – Building A108Non-Term6:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th
Lehi Campus – Building B116Start Dates will be the following: 25/2024 3/4/2024 4/1/2024 5/6/2024 6/3/2024″ Non-Term7:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Lehi Campus – Building B116Non-Term11:30 AM2:30 PMM-F
Lehi Campus – Building B116Non-Term2:45 PM5:45 PMM-Th
Lehi Campus – Building B116Non-Term6:00 PM9:00 PMM- Th
Orem Campus – Building A108Start Dates will be the following: 07/01/2024 08/15/2024 09/03/2024 10/07/2024 11/04/2024 12/02/2024 01/06/2025 02/03/2025 03/03/2025 04/07/2025 05/05/2025 06/02/2025 Non-Term7:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Orem Campus – Building A108Non-Term11:30 AM2:30 PMM-F
Orem Campus – Building A108Non-Term2:45 PM5:45 PMM-F
Orem Campus – Building A108Non-Term6:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th
Orem Campus – Building A108Start Dates will be the following: 07/01/2024 08/15/2024 09/03/2024 10/07/2024 11/04/2024 12/02/2024 01/06/2025 02/03/2025 03/03/2025 04/07/2025 05/05/2025 06/02/2025 Non-Term7:30 AM10:30 AMM,W,F
Orem Campus – Building A108Non-Term11:30 AM2:30 PMM,W,F
Orem Campus – Building A108Non-Term2:45 PM5:45 PMM,W,F
Orem Campus – Building A108Non-Term6:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Orem Campus – Building A108Start Dates will be the following: 07/01/2024 08/15/2024 09/03/2024 10/07/2024 11/04/2024 12/02/2024 01/06/2025 02/03/2025 03/03/2025 04/07/2025 05/05/2025 06/02/2025 Non-Term7:30 AM10:30 AMT,Th
Orem Campus – Building A108Non-Term11:30 AM2:30 PMT,Th
Orem Campus – Building A108Non-Term2:45 PM5:45 PMT,Th
Orem Campus – Building A108Non-Term6:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Lehi Campus – Building B116Start Dates will be the following: 07/01/2024 08/15/2024 09/03/2024 10/07/2024 11/04/2024 12/02/2024 01/06/2025 02/03/2025 03/03/2025 04/07/2025 05/05/2025 06/02/2025 Non-Term7:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Lehi Campus – Building B116Non-Term11:30 AM2:30 PMM-F
Lehi Campus – Building B116Non-Term2:45 PM5:45 PMM-Th
Lehi Campus – Building B116Non-Term6:00 PM9:00 PMM- Th
Lehi Campus – Building B116Start Dates will be the following: 07/01/2024 08/15/2024 09/03/2024 10/07/2024 11/04/2024 12/02/2024 01/06/2025 02/03/2025 03/03/2025 04/07/2025 05/05/2025 06/02/2025 Non-Term7:30 AM10:30 AMM,W,F
Lehi Campus – Building B116Non-Term11:30 AM2:30 PMM,W,F
Lehi Campus – Building B116Non-Term2:45 PM5:45 PMM, W
Lehi Campus – Building B116Non-Term6:00 PM9:00 PMM, W
Lehi Campus – Building B116Start Dates will be the following: 07/01/2024 08/15/2024 09/03/2024 10/07/2024 11/04/2024 12/02/2024 01/06/2025 02/03/2025 03/03/2025 04/07/2025 05/05/2025 06/02/2025 Non-Term7:30 AM10:30 AMT,Th
Lehi Campus – Building B116Non-Term11:30 AM2:30 PMT,Th
Lehi Campus – Building B116Non-Term2:45 PM5:45 PMT, Th
Lehi Campus – Building B116Non-Term6:00 PM9:00 PMT, Th
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Total hours: 900

Course Descriptions
 
Course NameCourse HoursCourse CreditsExternship/Clinical/ WBL CreditsTuition ($2.10/hour)Course Fees
Introduction to Welding and Cutting6020$240.00$225.00
Introduction to Welding & Cutting II3010$120.00$150.00
Measurement Systems3010$120.00$0.00
Welding Symbols and Print Reading6020$240.00$50.00
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) I 6020$240.00$133.00
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) II9030$360.00$218.00
Flux Cred Arc Welding (FCAW) I6020$240.00$133.00
Flux Cred Arc Welding (FCAW) II9030$360.00$218.00
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) I6020$240.00$157.00
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) II6020$240.00$133.00
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) III9030$360.00$133.00
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) I6020$240.00$149.00
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) II6020$240.00$125.00
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) III6020$240.00$125.00
Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)3010$120.00$175.00
TOTALS:900300$3,600.00$2,124.00
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Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

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Tuition/FeesCost
Tuition:$3,600.00
Application Fee: $0.00
Registration Fee:$40.00
Total Course Fees:$2,124.00
Required Materials:$697.84
Industry Exam Fee:$0.00
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Course-by-course cost breakdowns can be found on the “Courses” tab above.

Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program.

While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
AWS Online SubscriptionAnnual $75 AWS Online Access fee, Included in course fees
Blueprint Reading for Welders; 9th Ed. 1
Gas Metal Arc Welding Technical Guide 1
Flux Cored Arc Welding Technical Guide 1
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Technical Guide 1
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
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 Gauge Can 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
Test Coupons (will need to purchase for each test) 1 per student – 3/8″ Plate Coupons, per each set $10.00
Test Coupons (will need to purchase for each test)1 per student 1″ Plate Coupons, per each set$20.00
Total Cost of Required Materials$697.84
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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 counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.

Program length
16 months
Total cost
$6,462
Lehi Campus - Building B
Orem Campus - Building A
Program length
16 mos
Total cost
$6,462
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Course Description

Introduction to Welding and Cuttng
This course teaches basic job site safety, construction math, proper material handling techniques, hand tool identification and use, and workplace habits and attitudes. This course also shows how to distinguish between different power tools and their uses, describe construction drawings, and build communication and employability skills needed in the workplace and on a job site.
Introduction to Welding & Cutting II
This course will cover advanced cutting and fitting methods commonly used in the welding industry. Students will work with blueprints, cut lists, and common tools to construct a widget.
Measurement Systems
Students in this course gain an understanding of the concepts and implementation of measurement systems used by welding professionals. US customary units, metric units, and utilization of basic measurement tools are discussed.
Welding Symbols and Print Reading
In this course, students learn to interpret prints and drawings including welding symbols regularly used in the welding and fabrication industries. Engineering drawings are introduced as the medium by which the engineer, project manager, and/or draftsman communicates instructions to production welding personnel.
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) I
This course teaches set-up, operation, and practical application of GMAW. Process advantages and limitations are discussed. Students receive hands-on instruction regarding GMAW standard procedures and best practice in accordance with current industry standards using short-circuiting and axial spray metal transfer modes.
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) II
This course expands student competency in hands-on uses and practical application of GMAW. Shielding gas composition, selection, and appropriate flow rates are discussed. Students learn appropriate parameter selection for welding procedure requirements as necessary for GMAW proficiency. The pulsed-spray (GMAW-P) metal transfer mode will be introduced.
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) III
This course expands the student’s understanding of the practical applications of GMAW. Students will learn about electrode classification and selection, and metal cored wire. Students will be tested on their knowledge of GMAW.
Flux Cred Arc Welding (FCAW) I
This course covers set-up, operation, and practical application of FCAW. Process advantages and limitations are discussed. Students receive hands-on instruction regarding FCAW standard procedures and best practices in accordance with current industry standards.
Flux Cred Arc Welding (FCAW) II
This course expands student competency in hands-on uses and practical application of FCAW. Shielding gas composition, selection, and appropriate flow rates are discussed. Students learn appropriate parameter selection for welding procedure requirements as necessary for FCAW proficiency.
Flux Cred Arc Welding (FCAW) III
This course will test the students on their knowledge of FCAW by utilizing the AWS FCAW Sense Level 1 test. Following a blueprint, students build a widget using FCAW-G and FCAW-SS welding processes. Students will also take a practical qualification test that will follow the AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code standards.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) I
This course teaches the set-up, operation, and practical uses of Shielded Metal Arc Welding. Process advantages and limitations are discussed. Students receive hands-on instruction regarding SMAW standard procedures and best practices in accordance with current industry standards.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) II
This course expands students’ competency in hands-on uses and practical application of SMAW. Students learn to reason through appropriate electrode diameters, classifications, and appropriate current levels necessary to achieve proficiency in SMAW.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) III
This course follows the AWS Sense Program for SMAW. Students will be required to pass a comprehensive written and practical exam, as well as attempt a welding qualification test using the SMAW process.
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) I
This course teaches set-up, operation, and practical application of GTAW using carbon steel. Process advantages and limitations will be discussed. Students receive hands-on instruction regarding GTAW standard procedures and best practice in accordance with current industry standards.
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) II
This course expands student competency in hands-on uses and practical application of GTAW using 60 non-ferrous metals. Electrode classifications, preparation, and tip geometries are discussed. Students learn appropriate parameter selection for welding procedure requirements as necessary for GTAW proficiency.
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) III
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding is an advanced level course for welding students. This course will test students on their knowledge of GTAW by utilizing the AWS GTAW Sense Level 1 test. Heat considerations and basic metallurgy will be taught.
Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
This course covers set-up, operations and practical application of SAW. Process advantages and limitations will be discussed. Students will receive hands-on instruction regarding SAW standard procedures and best practice in accordance with current industry standards.
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