Welding Technology

Program Guide

Spring 2017 Semester Schedule

Supply List

Gainful Employment

The Program

The demand for highly skilled welders continues to grow each and every year, and with the number of open jobs quickly outpacing the number of professionals entering the industry, the opportunities to pursue a career in the field of welding are significant.

Salina Tech’s Welding Technology Program prepares students for a career as a welding professional in a wide range of fields, including the manufacturing, fabrication, maintenance and construction sectors. Through a balanced blend of class time and hands-on customer project work, the program helps bridge the gap between education and real-world field work so that students can feel confident in their ability to obtain a job soon (if not immediately) after graduation.

From shielded metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding, to core wire welding and gas metal arc welding, no job is too difficult for our students. Graduates of this program have the opportunity to pursue careers as general welders, layout technicians, cutters, fabricators and even entrepreneurs (independent contracting welders).

Institutional Outcomes

1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically.
2.  Demonstrate proficiency in technical program learning outcomes.
3.  Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication.
4.  Develop positive work habits and interpersonal skills needed for employment.




Program Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods and problems of production and exchange.
2.  Identify quality welding design and workmanship.
3.  Demonstrate competency in the ability to select, care for, and use industrial products wisely.
4.  Demonstrate competency in basic welding fundamentals.
5. Identify materials and processes commonly used in welding.
6. Develop work habits and interpersonal skills necessary to be a productive employee.
7. Demonstrate ability to use welding tools and machines.





Program Length

9 Month Option


Eric Vannoy - CWI/CWE - Department Head

Fernando Fajardo

JAK Keller

Expected Starting Salary

$30,000 - $40,000

Career Opportunities

General Welders

Maintenance Welders

Production Welders

General Layout Technicians





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