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Welding Technology

The Associate in Applied Science degree is awarded to graduates of this curriculum.  A Diploma or Certificate is awarded graduates who complete the diploma/certificate program option in Welding Technology at Catawba Valley Community College.

welder laying a bead of mig weldThe Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provides the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during day and evening hours at our Main Campus in Hickory, NC and at the Alexander Applied Technologies Building in Taylorsville, NC.

Please see the catalog for more information about the degree, diploma, and certificate options for this curriculum.


Mark Sigmon
Program Director
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4358