This program is designed to develop the skills necessary for entry into industrial
and commercial welding employment. Instruction is provided in SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW
welding, thermal cutting, blueprint reading and layout techniques. Students are required
to take a two-part examination composed by the American Welding Society to apply for
AWS Entry Level Welding Certification.
To learn welding, a person needs commitment, drive, intelligence, good motor coordination and excellent sight. There are many aspects to welding such as joint preparation, basic metallurgy, personal and equipment safety, and acquiring the ability to interpret blueprints.
Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus offers a Technical Certificate in Welding Technology (36 hours) and an Associate of Applied Science with an option in Welding Technology (60 hours).
The welding course is designed to give the student a basis to obtain employment and continue education in the vast field of metal working. Prior to completion of the course the student will be required to take a two-part exam composed by AWS.
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