Welding Technology

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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