The basic skills of welding are similar across industries, so welders have the flexibility to shift from one industry to another. TCAT has little difficulty finding work for properly skilled welders. Acquire the skills necessary to perform welding processes such as TIG and MIG, which are commonly used in the industry.

Instruction will be given in related math, blueprint theory, physical properties of metal, effects of heat shrinkage, basic joint designs, and fabrication. Practical work experience will prepare the student in the safe use of welding equipment on Mild Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, and Aluminum. Training emphasizes the four basic positions of welding: flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,190.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,635.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Shielded Metal Arc Welder648Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder1296Certificate
Combination Welder1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1635 Technology Way
PO BOX 848
Athens, TN 37303

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