Welding Technology2019-11-01T18:36:19+00:00

Welding Technology

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  • Three welders
  • Two 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.

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.

Careers

  • General welders

  • Maintenance Welders

  • Production Welders

  • General Layout Technicians

  • Cutters

  • Fabricators

  • Burners

  • Entrepreneurs

Faculty

Eric Vannoy has taught in the Welding Technology program at Salina Tech since 2008

He earned his Technical Certificate in Welding from Salina Tech in 1997, and then his Associate of Applied Science in Welding from Salina Tech in 2011. He also has earned a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University.

He is a Certified Welding Instructor and Certified Welding Educator through the American Welding Society.

Eric.Vannoy@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3162

Photo of Fernando FajardoFernando Fajardo earned his Welding Certification from Salina Tech in 2009, and later earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from the college.

He joined the Welding Technology faculty in 2013.

He is currently working on his Bachelors degree at Fort Hays State University.

Fernando.Fajardo@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3140

News

High schoolers participate in Manufacturing Day

Chrisxavier Cease, a junior at Abilene High School, gets hands-on experience using a welding simulator Wednesday at Great Plains Manufacturing's inaugural Manufacturing Day. [ALLEIGH WEEMS / SALINA JOURNAL] Ellsworth High School junior Ashley Woods [...]

Salina Tech enrollment jumps 27%

Enrollment at Salina Area Technical College rose 27% in the fall of 2018 compared to the previous fall, according to information collected on September 20th for reporting to the Kansas Board of Regents. According to the [...]

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