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The Welding Program offers three certificates and allows students to enter welding classes at their level of expertise to learn the skills necessary to obtain one of three possible certifications. All courses are taught using American Welding Society (AWS) standards and procedures.

This program gives students a good basis for an entry-level position in a high-demand occupation. The program provides entry-level skills for becoming a welder’s helper or beginning welder. Students will learn basic skills in welding equipment operation, safety instruction, welding processes, and fabrication. The skills taught at this level give each student the ability to continue in an advanced program, ensuring the skills needed for employment.

This program is designed to give students an overview of the welding industry, including familiarization with welding machines and processes. Skills taught include basic welding, oxy-fuel cutting, and beginning welding skills. Safety as related to the welding industry is particularly stressed. Graduates of this course will be prepared to seek entry-level employment in welding.

This specialized program is designed to prepare students for many AWS certifications and will allow graduates to seek high-paying jobs in the welding industry. Students learn technical information and skills training in welding all positions on plate and pipe material. Graduates will develop skills in industrial welding, oxy-fuel cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, plasma cutting, gas tungsten arc welding, and pipe welding. They will also choose to specialize in one of these areas.

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Program Length:

  • Welding Basic Technician: 300 Hours

Average completion time: 15 weeks

  • Welding Intermediate Technician: 600 hours

Average completion time: 30 weeks

  • Welding Advanced Technician: 900 hours

Average completion time: 45 weeks

Important Dates/Times:

  • Roosevelt: M-F | 7:30am-2:30pm; T, Th| 5pm-9pm
  • Vernal: M-F| 7:30am- 2:30pm; M, W |5pm-9pm

Night Welding (Roosevelt – T, Th; Vernal, M,W) begins again for the Fall semester on August 25th

Tuition and Fees:

Welding Basic Technician

  • Tuition – $600
  • Fees – $60 (one-time fee) +$100 monthly
  • Books and Supplies – $200

Welding Intermediate Technician

  • Tuition – $1200
  • Fees – $60 (one-time fee) + $100 monthly
  • Books and supplies: $200

Welding Advanced Technician

  • Tuition – $1800
  • Fees – $60 (one-time fee) + $100 monthly
  • Books and supplies – $200

Entrance Requirements:

  • Math 8.0 grade level
  • Reading 8.0 grade level


  • Open-entry, pen-exit

Open to:

  • Adults and high school students


  • Roosevelt and Vernal

Additional Info:

Welding Basic Technician

  • Federal Financial Aid: No
  • VA Qualified: No

Welding Intermediate and Advanced Technician

  • Federal Financial Aid: No
  • VA Qualified Yes
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Earning Potential:

  • $15 – $32 hourly

Local Utah hourly wages are estimated by

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Kevin Mitchell
Kevin MitchellWelding Instructor
Rick Prather
Rick PratherWelding Instructor
Jeff Taniguchi
Jeff TaniguchiWelding Instructor
Ryan Taylor
Ryan TaylorWelding Instructor

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