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 $3,948.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $878.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Tack Welder432Certificate
Shielded Metal Arc Welder648Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder972Certificate
Combination Welder1296Diploma

Campus Locations

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

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: 8,630

Current job openings per year: 270

Salary Range



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


Jeff Cheek
Codi Miley
Don Saunders

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