Welding Technology


  • Two Year Program
  • 38 College Credit Hours
  • Morning & Afternoon Options
  • Earn Welding Certifications in
    ARC, MIG, TIG and Layout Fabrication



In the WATC welding technology program, students learn basic and advanced welding in four areas: ARC, TIG, MIG, and layout and fabrication . Students' welding skills must meet the American Welding Society certification test standards for both structural and high-pressure vessel welding . Successful students earn welding certificates of proficiency in ARC, TIG, MIG, and layout and fabrication . They complete the two-year program with 38 hours of college credit which apply to an associate of applied science degree or a bachelor’s degree from UA Fort Smith .

Fall Semester 1st Year Spring Semester 1st Year Fall Semester 2nd Year Spring Semester
2nd Year
Layout & Fabrication – Sheet Metal ARC Welding - Basic MIG Welding – Basic

TIG Welding – Basic

Introduction to Welding & Blueprint Reading ARC Welding - Advanced MIG Welding - Advanced

TIG Welding - Advanced

AWS Standards Lab I AWS Standards Lab II AWS Standards Lab III

AWS Standards Lab IV

(Sample schedule only, student’s schedule may vary)