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Welding Technology

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provides the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Program Details Diploma

Major Courses:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
CIS111 Basic PC Literacy 2
WLD110 Cutting Processes 2
WLD115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 5
WLD116 SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe 4
WLD121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 4
WLD131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 4
WLD132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 3
WLD141 Symbols & Specifications 3
WLD143 Welding Metallurgy 2
WLD215 SMAW (Stick) Pipe 4
WLD231 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 3

General Education:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
ENG101 Applied Communication I 3
MAT101 Applied Mathematics I 3

TOTAL CREDITS:…………………………………………42


Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.