Welder/Welding Technologist

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics
Institute: Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics
College: SPC

What is the Welding program?

The Welding program prepares students to work in an industry that offers opportunities in manufacturing shops, maintenance shops, steel construction sites, ship-building, oil field operations, and ranch related welding. Students gain extensive skills through shop activities on industrial welding equipment such as SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, and Oxy-Fuel. The program is certified by the American Welding Society to test for the quality of welds in critical areas such as aircraft welding and manufacturing operations.

What will I learn?

Extensive skills through shop activities on industrial welding equipment such as SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and SAW.

What can I do with this course of study?

Contractor, Certified Welder, Shop Foremen, Field Foremen, Fitter/Welder, Welder, Welder Helper.

What books do I need?

View list of Welding Program books

What Tools do I need?

View list of Welding Program Tools

What's special about the program?

The program worked with the American Welding Society (AWS) and became an Accredited Testing Facility (ATF) on November 30, 2010, in response to critical labor shortages and an aging workforce.

 The instructional programs can be customized to meet industry demands in specific areas.

Contact Information

Program Director:
Eugene Gracia
egracia@alamo.edu
210-486-7063 
SWC Industrial Technology Center (ITC) (Building 1), D130