Welding Technology - AWS


Students will learn to perform entry level proficiency in shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, flux core arc and gas tungsten arc welding. Materials to be joined include carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. The students will be using sheet, plate and pipe, incorporating both fillet and groove weldments in the 1F-2F and 1G-4G positions for sheet/plate, as well as both 2G & 6G positons for pipe. AWS, ASME and API qualification/certification paths are available for those that chose to pursue those options.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,419.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,546.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Shielded Metal Arc Welder432Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder864Certificate
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder1296Certificate
Combination Welder1296Diploma

New students enroll every month as space is available.

The full-time Welding Techonology - AWS  day students meet 30 hours per week Monday –Friday 7:45am to 2:15pm 

The full-time Welding Technology - AWS evening students meet 1pm to 9pm Monday through Thursday.  To accommodate those who work first shift jobs, students may attend on a part-time modified schedule. Schedules must be approved prior to enrollment with the finanicial aid office. These students must attend 15 hours per week which makes them eligible to apply for financial aid. 

Campus Locations

Main Campus
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville, TN 38555


First Trimester: 
WEL 0001 Worker Characteristic
WEL 1010 Technology Foundations
WEL 1020 Shop Orientation & Safety
WEL 1030 Cutting Processes
WEL 1040 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Weld
WEL 1055 Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding
Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate 432
Second Trimester: 
WEL 0002 Worker Characteristic
WEL 2010 Blue Print Theory
WEL 2025 Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WEL 2030 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WEL 2040 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding
Gas Metal Arc Welder Certificate 864
Third Trimester: 
WEL 0003 Worker Characteristic
WEL 3010 Blue Print Theory
WEL 3020 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Pipe Weld
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder Certificate 1296
Combination Welder Diploma 1296


Rick Parmer
Colby Lowery

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