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School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties

Welding (KWLD)

Students enrolled in this program are provided with opportunities to learn entry-level-job skills in the welding processes most commonly used in today’s industries. Instruction and practice are provided in oxy-acetylene, shielded-metal-arc, gas-metal-arc, flux-cored-arc and gas-tungsten-arc welding. Theory and applications of these processes are also taught, encompassing both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Safety and safe practices are emphasized throughout the program. Additional instruction is provided in mathematics for welding and blueprint reading. Students will have the opportunity to learn techniques for welder performance qualifications and certification testing. Thermal cutting and gouging techniques using oxy-fuel, plasma-arc and arc-air processes are also covered.


Certificate of Completion: 1105 Hours

Start Dates

The projected 2020 start dates for both the daytime and evening offerings are:

  • Jan 27th
  • March 2nd
  • April 6th
  • May 18th
  • June 15th
  • Sept 14th
  • Oct. 12th
  • Nov 16th

Please note that space is limited for each of the start dates listed and prospective students must have all enrollment requirements met two weeks prior to the intended start date.

Occupations in this area

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

51-4121.01 Welders, Production
51-4121.02 Welders and Cutters

contact us

For more information about this program, please contact us at SATTS@slcc.edu or 801-957-4073.

To contact an academic advisor, career advisor or faculty member, please see the appropriate tab on the left.

Required Courses: (1105 Clock Hours)

Course
Title
Clock Hours
Semester
Prerequisite
Course KAOS 0170
Title Computer Concepts
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KWLD 0115
Title Intro to Welding & Lab Safety
Clock Hours 10
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KWLD 0126
Title Oxy-Acetylene Welding
Clock Hours 120
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KWLD 0136
Title Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Clock Hours 190
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KWLD 0190
Title Math for Welders
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job-Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KWLD 0235
Title Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Clock Hours 150
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KWLD 0165
Title Blueprint Reading for Welders
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KWLD 0145
Title Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Clock Hours 160
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KWLD 0170
Title Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
Clock Hours 170
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KWLD 0180
Title Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Clock Hours 140
Semester A
Prerequisite

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $2,607.80
  • Student Fees: $165.75
  • Lab Fees: $420.00
  • Books/Supplies: $965.50

Total Estimated Cost: $4,199.05 (subject to change without notice)


Available Class Schedules

Westpointe Campus
1060 N. Flyer Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mon - Thu 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Financial Aid

  • PELL
  • VA Educational Benefits may be available

Requirements

TABE Test Required:

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 8.00

Need a little help with Reading, Math, or keyboarding? Academic Readiness courses will get you up to speed!

Ready to get started? Visit the admissions page for instructions and steps to follow for enrollment!

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Welding


Other

Able to lift and bend; good eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.