Welding Technology


The mission of the Welding Technology Program is to prepare the student for entry into the labor market as a beginning welder. The course seeks to equip the student with the skills, attitudes, and work habits needed by those who successfully complete and enter into the labor market.

The Welding program will teach industry acceptable standards of welds for gas metal arc and oxy-acetylene welding as well as the proper set-up of gas tungsten arc welding equipment.  

This program has a number of job placement opportunities throughout Henry County and surrounding areas.  A great number of our class graduates continue their education through craft apprenticeship programs abroad. 



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,008.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,012.58

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Welder Helper84Certificate
Shielded Metal Arc Welder432Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder864Certificate
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder1296Certificate

Campus Locations

Main Campus
312 South Wilson Street
Paris, TN 38242

Job Duties

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand-soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 10,180

Current job openings per year: 1,310


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Technology Foundations
Shop Orientation & Safety
Cutting Process
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Blueprint Theory
Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding


Osha 10 General Industry

Books and Supplies Lists


Ben Bomar
Welding Technology Instructor

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