Welding and Joining Technology
Are you intrigued by the way metal structures are assembled and built? Learn the latest in welding and joining techniques with the Gwinnett Tech Welding and Joining Technology program!
Students will learn how to join metal parts through coalescence (melting base metal), ﬁll seams and holes of metal components, follow sketches, blueprints and speciﬁcations, follow and maintain knowledge of safety protocol, and how to layout, ﬁt and fabricate metal components to assemble structural forms.
Students can earn a MIG (GMAW) certiﬁcate in less than 4 months and will have the qualiﬁcations to pass a MIG qualiﬁcation test. Students may also pursue a TIG certiﬁcate and a Flux Cored Certiﬁcate in just one additional semester. Students may then elect to earn a Welding diploma and will have the qualiﬁcations to become a Welding and Joining Technician with qualiﬁcations in MIG, TIG, STICK and Flux Cored Arc Welding. The program is offered at our Lawrenceville campus. Program classes are scheduled for morning, afternoon, and evening, and students may begin the program during the fall and spring semesters.
What are my program options?
- Welding and Joining Technology, Diploma
- Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder, Certiﬁcate
- Flux Cored Arc Welder, Certiﬁcate
- Gas Metal Arc Welder, Certiﬁcate
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welder, Certiﬁcate
Take the first step towards a career in Welding and Joining and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you’re looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!
Our Welding and Joining advisory board will provide you with relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers.
Can I work while I learn?
Class schedules are designed to encourage student employment in the welding industry while taking classes.
Tell me about the Welding and Joining Technology Program.
Program graduates receive a Welding and Joining Technology diploma have the qualiﬁcations of a welding and joining technician, and are prepared to take qualiﬁcation tests. The program is offered at our Lawrenceville campus. Program classes are scheduled for day and night, and students may begin the program during the fall and spring semesters
What career options will I have?
- MIG Welder (Gas Metal Arc Welder – GMAW)
- TIG Welder (Gas Tungsten Arc Welder – GTAW)
- Flux Cored Arc Welder (FCAW)
- Stick Welder (Shielded Metal Arc Welder – SMAW)
- Combination Welder
- Welder’s Helper
How much will it cost?
Gwinnett Tech offers affordability at $100 per credit hour + fees. Great opportunities for scholarships and financial aid with HOPE Grant, HOPE scholarship, HOPE Career Grants and more!