Welding Technology

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industries.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provide the students with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical applications.

Successful graduates of the welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metal working industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Students must be high school graduates (some exceptions may apply for certificate or diploma options). All students must submit high school transcripts. Students may be required to take placement tests or submit all previous college work transcripts, whichever applies. Students may be required to complete developmental coursework based upon transcripts/placement test scores.

Students enrolled full-time and making satisfactory progress should complete this program in five semesters. Additional time may be needed to achieve minimum requirements in English, Math, or Science.

Applications are accepted anytime during the year. Fall Semester begins mid-August; Spring Semester begins early January; Summer Semester begins late May.

Keith Kinlaw, Department Chair
Office: Welding Building (MW), Room 114
Email: kgkinlaw316@my.pittcc.edu
Phone: 252-493-7643

Welding-Related Self-Employment
Quality Control/Inspection

Blueprint Reading
Blueprint Reading/Construction
Industrial Safety
Cutting Processes
SMAW (Stick) Plate
SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe
GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe
GTAW (TIG) Plate
GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe
Symbols and Specifications
Fabrication I
SMAW (Stick) Pipe
Fabrication II
Inspection and Testing Inspection and Testing

Students will gain all the necessary qualification and skills necessary for a highly skilled, exceedingly in-demand career.
Throughout the program, which is 20% classroom, 80% hands-on training, students will not only understand how to weld a variety of metals in various positions, but also have a complete grasp of current industrial quality standards.
Students will be introduced to current trends in welding and metal fabrication.
Students will have the opportunity to obtain certificates to improve your marketability in a welding career.
Students will have the chance to experience paid internships in real-world shop settings while gaining credit hours.

East Carolina University – B.S. Industrial Technology