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The Welding Technology program utilizes state-of-the art welding equipment and hands-on learning to prepare students American Welding Society (AWS) certifications. This program develops welding and cutting processes for the joining of parts according to blueprints, or written specifications, in the following industrial skill areas: gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), oxy fuel cutting (OFC), plasma cutting (PAC), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), spray arc welding, air carbon arc cutting, and gouging.

Cost Summary

$45 Adult college admission fee
$56 High School Cost (estimated) | View details
$3,958 Student tuition and fees **
$1,245 Estimated books and materials *
$18 Certificate Processing Fee
Paid upon program completion

Financial Aid

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Welding Technology

Classroom Hours

Mo Tu We Th Fr

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

6pm - 9pm

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

6pm - 9pm

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

6pm - 9pm

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

6pm - 9pm

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all high school students 16 years of age and older, and all adults who have a high school diploma or equivalent.

No Placement Assessments required

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials
  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications
  • AWS Certified Welder

Utah State Board of Education CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)
  • Welding Technician, Advanced
  • Welding Technician, Entry
  • Welding Technician, Intermediate

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Welding Technology program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:

  • Weber State University
  • Utah State University
  • Southern Utah University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Ensign Business College
  • Dixie State University
Weber State University

Employers & Industry Partners

Davis Tech is honored to work with employers throughout our community.

Lincoln Electric

Program Faculty

Nick Price – Lead Instructor
High School Diploma, Certificate from Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College
801-593-2435 Email

Dexter Thayn
Bachelor's degree from Weber State University
801-593-2435 Email

Jeremey Phillipson
Utah Journeyman Electrician
High School Diploma, Certificate from Salt Lake Community College
801-593-2339 Email

Scott Quealy
GMAW, SMAW, GTAW
High School Diploma, Certificate from Davis Applied Technology College
801-593-2565 Email

Ben Godwin
High School Diploma, Certificate from Davis Applied Technology College
801-593-2435 Email

Brent Justensen
High School Diploma, Certificate from Davis Applied Technology College
801-593-2435 Email

Cash Morgan
High School Diploma, Certificate from Davis Applied Technology College
801-593-2435 Email

David Todd
Associate's Degree from Salt Lake Community College
801-593-2435 Email

JW Pendleton
High School Diploma, Certificate from Salt Lake Community College
801-593-2435 Email

Preston Justensen
High School Diploma, Certificate from Davis Applied Technology College
801-593-2435 Email

Terry Pierce
High School Diploma, Certificate from Davis Applied Technology College
801-593-2435 Email

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.

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Enrollment Steps

1

Complete college application and pay fee

2

Complete Placement Assessments
— if applicable —

3

Meet with Student Services for program instructions

4

Complete Orientation or Program Packet

5

Meet with Financial Aid Department (if appropriate)

6

Pay tuition and fees

7

Purchase textbooks and materials

8

Start classes