Welding Technology


Welder PIpe Welding

What are your goals?

The Welding Technology program at COC offers courses that range from introductory to the most technologically advanced in many of today's current welding processes. Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc...

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Scraps of metal with practice welds.  photo © Robin Spurs

How long does it take to get certified
as a welder at COC?
This really depends on the individual and the coursework completed in the program. The average time to gain the skill necessary to achieve certification ranges from six months to one year for common plate tests and even longer for other...

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Welder in workshop.

Salary & Labor Market Information

Welders are in demand. To find out about jobs in the Welding Technology industry, click on the LEARN MORE button below. Other helpful links:
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US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Will I be able to get a job? Does the program provide job placement services?


The program does not provide formal job placement services however the Career Services office on campus can assist students (free of charge) with finding employment including resume writing/review, job searches, workshops, interview practice, etc.

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Photo of welding sparks.

Not sure if the Welding Technology program is right for you,
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