Welding Technology

  • Welder working on a bug
  • 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.

Program Length Program Cost Degree Earned Starting Salary
9 Months $8,687 Technical Certificate $25,000 – $35,000
Two Years $12,377 Associate Degree $25,000 – $35,000


  • 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


Note: Program schedule does not include general education courses required by program.



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

Ryan Weber