Welding Technology


The Welding Technology program prepares the student for certification in a variety of welding techniques and processes. Students begin doing basic welding beads and progress step-by-step to achieve the final goal of pipe welding. Progression is monitored and mastery of each technique is achieved by a combination of classroom, individual, and text book instruction. Graduates of the Welding program will be able to demonstrate competencies in flame cutting, electric ARC welding, gas tungsten, gas metal ARC welding, and flux-cored ARC welding processes.


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 $5,375.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $811.00

Program Credentials

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

Campus Locations

Extension Campus Anderson County Higher Education Center
220 Frank L. Diggs Drive
Clinton, TN 37716
Main Campus
1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919
Instructional Service Center at Ruth and Steve West Workforce Development Center
2731 West Lamar Alexander Parkway
Friendsville, TN 37737
Instructional Service Center at Oak Ridge High School
1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830


First Trimester: 
WEL 0001 Worker Characteristic
WEL 1010 Technology Foundations
WEL 1020 Shop Orientation & Safety
WEL 1030 Cutting Processes
WEL 1040 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WEL 1050 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Second Trimester: 
WEL 0002 Worker Characteristic
WEL 2010 Blue Print Theory
WEL 2020 Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WEL 2030 Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding
WEL 2040 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding
Third Trimester: 
WEL 0003 Worker Characteristic
WEL 3010 Blue Print Reading
WEL 3020 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Pipe Welding


Plate Certification MIG (AWS)
6G Pipe Certification TIG (AWS)
Plate Certification TIG (AWS)
Pipe Certification TIG (AWS)
6G Pipe Certification Stick (AWS)
Plate Certification Stick (AWS)


Eddie Copeland
Brent Leffew
Eric Mason
Austin Rush
Josh Plum
Chris Grimes

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