Welding Technology provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry. Our programs offer students the choice to learn welding skills in Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG), Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG), Pipe Welding, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or Stick) welding. Successful completion prepares students to apply for certification by the American Welding Society (AWS).

All classes are held on the Tarboro campus. The cost is $180 and you may register for the course on either the Tarboro or Rocky Mount campus. AWS certification incurs an additional fee of $75, payable to the testing lab.


Next class to be announced

Date Days Time
September 8 – November 25, 2020 Tuesday, Wednesday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
January 25 – April 11, 2020 Saturday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Dennis Hackett
Director of Customized Training
Office 129, Center for Innovation, Tarboro Campus
(252) 618-6609

Some programs at Edgecombe Community College lead to a license and/or certification in North Carolina. Beginning July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education regulations require disclosures for all programs leading to a license or certification. Disclosures will be provided for all states and will indicate whether the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements or has not yet been determined for each state.

Welding Disclosure