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Welding Technology


Are you ready to let the sparks fly in Southern’s welding program and classes?

You’ll cut, weld and solder your way to a skilled trade career! As a graduate of Southern’s Welding program, your career options include manufacturing, commercial construction, mining, agriculture, wholesale trade and repair and maintenance.

What is Welding?

Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. In this process, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufacturing activities. About 80 percent of welding jobs are in manufacturing. Welding also is used to join beams when constructing buildings, bridges, and other structures and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants, and refineries.

Welding is a specialized skill that offers career opportunities in: welding shops, manufacturing of metal goods, construction, pipe welding, plant maintenance, shipbuilding, and many others.  From the tallest skyscrapers to machines and appliances that help make life easier, welders play a critical role in keeping our economy moving.

Campus Location: The full Welding Technology Program is available at the Williamson campus.

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