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Welding Technology

Darin Newman

Phone: 417-345-1460


  • A.A., Wentworth Military
  • Academy and Junior College
  • AWS Certified Welder, Inspector, and Instructor
  • OSHA Certified
  • Forklift Certified
  • 7 Years Military Experience
  • 36 Years Industry Experience

Course Description

The Welding Technology program is designed and follows the AWS SENSE (Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education) certification program; to teach all major welding and cutting processes as set forth by the American Welding Society, as well as to refine skills needed to be successful in the welding field and related work areas. Whether students go to work or choose to further their education, they will excel because of the knowledge and skills they have obtained from the Welding Program at the Technical Center. Students have the opportunity to become an AWS Certified Welder and obtain AWS SENSE level 1 National Certification, and a member of the DCTC Student Chapter of the American Welding Society, AWS District 17- Section 136/Ozark section, as well as a member of Skills USA.

Course Objectives

Occupational Orientation Safety and Health of Welders Drawing and Welding Symbol Interpretation Shielded Metal Arc Welding I Shielded Metal Arc Welding II Thermal Cutting Processes Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-S, GMAW spray transfer) Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW-G/GM, FCAW-S) Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Welding Inspection and Testing Principles

Industry Certifications

AWS SENSE Level 1 Certification

AWS Welder Certification

OSHA 10 Safety Certification

Forklift Operator Certification.

Articulated Credit


WELD 116 WLD130- Drawing and Welding Symbol Interpretation

WELD 120 WLD140- Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

WELD 126 WLD150- Gas Metal Arc Welding WLD160- Fluc Core Arc Welding

WELD 132 WLD170- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding


WLD 111 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

WLD 112 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

WLD 113 Gas Metal and Flux Corded Arc Welding

WLD 114 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Related Occupations

Many welding jobs can be done right out of high school with no additional education required. While most welding students will be ready to enter the vast field of welding right out of high school there are many opportunities available with additional education/training: specialized welding process training in pipe and underwater welding, welding engineering, welding metallurgy, business manager, Government, US Military, and research. There is an increase by 26% for jobs across the nation.

Related Occupations:

Pipe Welder

Welder Fitter

Welder Operator Owner

Quality Control

Metal Fabrication



Underwater Welding


Oil and Gas


Power Generation

Welding Engineering


Missouri: $73,373

National: $65,001