The Welding program is designed to teach individuals how to weld various metals using different types of welding processes. The student begins with basic welding processes and techniques and then advances into processes such as pipe and tig welding. Students may elect to take the full course or may learn only one or two areas, such as mig welding for a production job or to upgrade current skills.

Welding is used almost everywhere, from construction of buildings and factories to cars and appliances. A good welder is always in demand and earns a good salary.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,843.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,178.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Shielded Metal Arc Welder432Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder864Certificate
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder1,296Certificate
Combination Welder1,296Diploma

Campus Locations

Branch Campus
Hawkins County
323 Phipps Bend Road
Surgoinsville, TN 37873
Instructional Service Center
Greene Technology Center
1121 Hal Henard Road
Greeneville, TN 37743
Main Campus
821 West Louise Ave
Morristown, TN 37813-2094

Job Duties

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 6,920

Current job openings per year: 820


First Trimester: 
Tech Foundations
Shop Orientation and Safety
Cutting Processes
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding
Worker Characteristic
Second Trimester: 
Blueprint Theory
Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding
Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Worker Characteristic
Third Trimester: 
Blueprint Reading
Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Pipe Welding
Worker Characteristic


Jeff Cheek
Daniel Cornett
Randall Reed

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