Welding Technology

  • Welder working on a bug
  • Welding instructor and student viewing welded part.
  • Student covered in PPE welding.
  • Two welders
  • Three welders

One hot career.

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.

Program Length Program Cost Degree Earned Starting Salary
9 Months $9,050 Technical Certificate $36,910 – $54,140
Two Years $12,905 Associate Degree $36,910 – $54,140


  • 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.


  • General welders

  • Maintenance Welders

  • Production Welders

  • General Layout Technicians

  • Cutters

  • Fabricators

  • Burners

  • Entrepreneurs



Contact the WEL Enrollment Specialist with any questions or information regarding admissions requirements.

Irma Diaz