Welding Technology


The mission of the Welding Technology Program is to prepare the student for entry into the labor market as a beginning welder. The Welding Technology program is designed to give the students the necessary classroom instruction, hands-on training and practical application needed for entry-level job performance. Knowledge of fundamental welding techniques and industry proven skills are gained by shop practice, student projects, and hands-on implementation. Oral instructions, written, and performance tests are given to measure the student’s proficiencies.

Most instruction is given on an individual basis, thus allowing the student to progress at his/her own pace. Welding is a multi-faceted craft and each area of the state has specific processes and skills needed for their industry base. Instructors concentrate on specific area needs, and prepare students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in any area of welding. American Welding Society (AWS) Certification testing is available for those that wish to pursue that option.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,419.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $782.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Shielded Metal Arc Welder432Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder864Certificate
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder1296Certificate
Combination Welder1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston
740 Hi Tech Dr
Livingston, TN 38570
Extension: Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston Cookeville Higher Education Campus
1000 Neal St
Cookeville, TN 38501


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