May 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Welding Technology Certificates

Location(s): Kansas City Kansas Community College



DIVISION: Career and Technical Education


This program is designed to teach specific skills in all aspects of the welding trade, including blueprint reading, metallurgy, oxy-acetylene and semi-automatic cutting, brazing, and industry standard welding processes in a standard set of positions. Students learn welding processes to work with cast iron, brass, aluminum, stainless steel, and alloy metals. Apprenticeship opportunities with over 10 skilled craft unions are available through the Construction Apprenticeship Tech Prep Consortium for graduates.

American Welding Society certification is available by appointment during the day at TEC. Program completers will be prepared for AWS certification in most processes. Individuals who have welding experience, but desire AWS certification should call 913-288-7800 to plan for evaluation and testing or review sessions.

Requirements for Admission to the Program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program coordinator for program-specific advising.

Total Hours for a Welding Technology Certificate A Credit Hours: 20

Certificate B Requirements

Total Hours for a Welding Technology Certificate B Credit Hours: 38

Certificate C Requirements

  • Completion of Certificate A & B Requirements 38 Credit Hours

Electives (Selected by Instructor)

Total Hours for a Welding Technology Certificate C Credit Hours: 46