Welding - Curriculum

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

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.

Welding Courses

Welding course work includes, but may not be limited to

  • WLD-110-Cutting Processes
  • WLD-112-Basic Welding Processes
  • WLD-115-SMAW Plate (Stick)
  • WLD-116-SMAW Plate/Pipe (Stick)
  • WLD-121-GMAW/FCAW Plate (MIG)
  • WLD-131-GTAW Plate (TIG)
  • WLD-132-GTAW Plate/Pipe (TIG)
  • WLD-141-Symbols and Specification
  • WLD-261-Certification Practices
  • WLD-262-Inspection and Testing

Additional Courses

Additional course work includes, but may not be limited to

  • DFT-119-Basic CAD
  • ENG-111-Writing and Inquiry
  • MAT-121-Algebra/Trigonometry

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Welding - Program Outcomes

  1. Graduates will demonstrate entry-level proficiency in the selection, set up, operation, and maintenance of welding and peripheral equipment.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in material selection and preparation based on welding prints.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in performing flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead welding of plate and pipe with MIG, TIG, and FCAW welding techniques.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate working knowledge of testing procedures and processes.

Welding - Contact

Doug Parrish

Department Chair - Industrial & Technical Trades


Office 454, Havens Building, Tarboro Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 189