What is Welding?

The hands-on and complex field of welding is a blend of knowledge about materials and the practice of working with them to join materials through fusion. From learning about codes and standards to selecting the proper welding process and equipment, if you enjoy working with your hands and being creative, this could be the career path for you.

Students in this program develop a high degree of knowledge and skill in selecting and utilizing the major welding processes in all four welding positions on a variety of commercial ferrous and nonferrous alloys. They also become knowledgeable in welding metallurgy and heat treating principles and how they apply to the modern day workforce. At Terra State, our welding students are problem solvers, self motivated, and get satisfaction out of a job well done. Does this describe you?

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of a welding program can find careers in a variety of areas such as a millwright, welding technician, and welder/pipe fitter. Learn more about some of these below or visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What degree or certificate can I earn?

What style of classes are offered in the welding program?

The majority of welding classes are on campus because of the hands-on nature of the program.

Meet our Welding faculty

Our Welding faculty are happy to answer any questions you have about the program. 

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