Salina Tech’s Welding Technology Program prepares students for a career as a welding professional in a wide range of fields, including manufacturing, fabrication, maintenance and construction. Using a blend of class time and hands-on project work, students learn both theory and practice, so they’re prepared to hit the ground running after graduation.
The program includes shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, core wire welding and gas metal arc welding.
Graduates of this program have the opportunity to pursue careers as general welders, layout technicians, cutters, fabricators and even entrepreneurs (independent contracting welders).
The demand for highly skilled welders continues to grow every year, and with the number of open jobs quickly outpacing the number of professionals entering the industry, the career opportunities are huge.
$25,000 – $35,000
$25,000 – $35,000
What You Will Learn
Demonstrate an understanding of the methods and problems of production and exchange.
Identify quality welding design and workmanship.
Demonstrate competency in the ability to select, care for, and use industrial products wisely.
Demonstrate competency in basic welding fundamentals.
Identify materials and processes commonly used in welding.
Develop work habits and interpersonal skills necessary to be a productive employee.
Demonstrate ability to use welding tools and machines.
Eric Vannoy is a Certified Welding Inspector and Certified Welding Educator. He has earned his Welding Certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding from Salina Area Technical College. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Central Christian College and his Master’s Degree from Pitt State.
Mr. Vannoy joined the Salina Tech Welding program in 2008.
Fernando Fajardo earned his Welding Certificate and Associate of Applied Science Degree from Salina Area Technical College. He is also a Certified Welding Inspector and Certified Welding Educator.
Mr. Fajardo joined the Salina Tech Welding program in 2013.
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