Welding Technology

Program Description

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.

Program Content

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.

Employment Opportunities

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.

Contact Information

Robert Long
Welding Instructor
(919) 464-2284
Kenneth Duncan
Welding Instructor
(919) 464-2245

Jon Barbour
Welding Instructor
(919) 464-2334

Maxie Kirby
Department Chair, Advanced Technologies
(919) 464-2285

Additional Education Opportunities

East Carolina University (ECU) offers a transfer program for Technology programs. Students are able to transfer their AAS degree to ECU for a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT).

Learn more about the BSIT degrees at ECU.
Download a list of approved Associate of Applied Science Degrees for the BSIT degree (PDF).