Students will learn to perform entry level proficiency in shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, flux core arc and gas tungsten arc welding. Materials to be joined include carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. The students will be using sheet, plate and pipe, incorporating both fillet and groove weldments in the 1F-2F and 1G-4G positions for sheet/plate, as well as both 2G & 6G positons for pipe. AWS, ASME and API qualification/certification paths are available for those that choose to pursue those options.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,308.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $870.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Welders Helper84Certificate
Shielded Metal Arc Welder432Certificate
Gas Metal Arc Welder864Certificate
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder1296Certificate

Campus Locations

McMinnville Campus
241 Vo-Tech Drive
McMinnville, TN 37110


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Technology Foundations
Shop Orientation & Safety
Cutting Processes
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Blue Print Theory
Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding
Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Blue Print Reading
Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Pipe Weld

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