Looking to put a spark in your career? Want to learn skills that can help you get a job many industries? The Welding Technology program at Wayne Community College may be for you! We will provide you 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. Additional courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing will give you industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.
Welders are in high demand and the growth in area industry is going to support this trend. There is also an evening option to help working adults get the skills they need to move up.
A placement test in mathematics and reading is required to determine entry level courses that match individual needs. A high school diploma is not required to earn a diploma in welding.
Students are required to purchase a few specific tools. Costs are available by calling a welding technology instructor at 919-739-6806 or 919-739-6816.
Employment: Construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self employment.
Salary: Salaries start from $26,000 to $40,000 per year and go up for specialized skill sets.
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term.