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Welding Technology (WDT)


(Wallace and Sparks Campuses)

Program Description:

The Welding Technology program prepares students with the principles of welding, as well as the nature of metals and types of gases used in welding. The welding curriculum also includes skills in welding and fusing of various metal types using an array of techniques and methods.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of the Welding Technology program may become employed as a welder, cutter or welding machine operator. Welders with additional training and experience may become employed as a welding technician, welding supervisor/inspector or a welding instructor. According to the U.S. Department of Labor 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2 out of 3 Welders are employed in manufacturing industries.

Skills Needed:

Successful Welders possess good manual dexterity, eyesight and hand-eye coordination. Welding often requires working in awkward positions and the ability to concentrate on detailed work for extended periods of time.

Expected Earnings/Salary:

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

CATALOG INFORMATION (Course Requirements)(pdf)

Gainful Employment Information

Short Certificate

Contact Information

Mr. Joseph Jackson
Welding Technology Instructor
E-mail jjackson@wallace.edu
334-983-3521x2229 - Dothan

Mr. Joe Johnson
Welding Technology Instructor
E-mail jjohnson@wallace.edu
334-983-3521x2507 - Dothan

Mr. Jarrod Craven
Welding Technology Instructor
E-mail jcraven@wallace.edu
334-687-3543x4223 - Eufaula

Mr. Kenneth Hagen
Welding Technology Instructor
334-983-3521x2229 - Dothan