The Welding Technology program focuses on incremental levels of competency-based training to prepare students to enter the welding industry. This course will introduce the common welding processes used throughout many parts of the industry such as SMAW (Stick Welding), GMAW (MIG welding), FCAW (Flux cored arc welding), GTAW (TIG welding), and Oxy-fuel cutting.
A broad array of industry sectors such as pipeline, shipyard, power plant, buildings, bridges, and aerospace applications utilize this skill set.
Upon completion of the program, students may test to receive welding qualifications.
Education attained through the Welding Technology program prepares students for positions in industry such as Structural Welder, Welding Supervisor, Manufacturing Welder, Certified Welding Inspector, Iron Worker, Pipe Fitter, Sheet Metal Worker*. Knowledge obtained in this program is transferrable to a broad spectrum of careers.
*Information found in Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages
The Welding Technology program is a Federal Student Aid eligible program. Students should complete their FAFSA with our Federal School Code: 042472. This program is also approved by the Arizona State Approving Agency for GI Bill® Education Benefits.
900 clock hours
Evening: Monday – Thursday, 6:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Monday - Thursday, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Morning: Varies per campus
Central Campus: July 17th, 2023
Southwest Campus: March 2024
West-MEC Central Campus
6997 N. Glen Harbor Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85307
West-MEC Southwest Campus
500 N. Verrado Way
Buckeye, AZ 85326
TUITION & FEES
Program of Study: $9,575.00
Program of Study-Plate: $6,350.00
Program of Study- Pipe: $3,175.00
Cost of Attendance
Adult Education Program Application Form
Adult Programs Catalog & Student Handbook
Required Welding Supplies
Annual Security Report
Central Campus Welding Technology – Morning Calendar
Central Campus Welding Technology – Evening Calendar
Southwest Campus Welding Technology – Morning Calendar
Southwest Campus Welding Technology – Evening Calendar
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