Dec 05, 2023  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

Welding: CC (Competency-Based)(CTE)

Certificate of Completion | 1,105 Clock Hours

Apprenticeship and Construction Related Technology Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus ATC 104
General Information 801-957-7522
Program Information 801-957-3354
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Assistant Professor/Dept. Coordinator - Robert Udy
Instructors - Randy Meitler, Dwight Atkinson, John Henderson

Program Description
Students enrolled in this program are provided with opportunities to learn entry-level job skills in the welding processes most commonly used in today’s industries. Instruction and practice are provided in oxy-acetylene, shielded-metal-arc, gas-metal-arc, flux-cored-arc and gas-tungsten-arc welding. Theory and applications of these processes are also taught, encompassing both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Safety and safe practices are emphasized throughout the program. Additional instruction is provided in mathematics for welding and blueprint reading. Students will have the opportunity to learn techniques for welder performance qualifications and certification testing. Thermal cutting and gouging techniques using oxy-fuel, plasma-arc and arcair processes are also covered.

Career Opportunities
For state and national occupation information, visit and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 51-4121.01 Welders, Production
  • 51-4121.02 Welders and Cutters 

Per O-net SOC 51-4121: National Wages & Employment Trends, Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

  • State Median Wage (2017) $18.01 hourly
  • Employment (2017) 5,153 employees
  • Projected growth (2017) Average (2.5% - Salt Lake Metro)
  • Projected job openings (2017) 290 Statewide

Top industries (2017)

  • Architectural and Structural Metals, Manufacturing and Construction

Transfer/Articulation Information
American Welding Society: School Excelling through National skill Standards Education (SENSE).

SLCC Welding Fabrication & Inspection: AAS  

Contact Program Coordinator for details.

Estimated Cost for Students
Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information.

Estimated Time to Completion
1,105 Clock Hours

Program Entry Requirements
Students must demonstrate basic education skills as assessed by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE):

  • Reading 8.0
  • Math 8.0

Prospective students should have good eyesight (corrected vision is satisfactory), finger dexterity, good eye-hand coordination, and be in good physical condition (able to lift 50 lbs. minimum).

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4 - Think Critically and Creatively
5 - Civic Engagement
6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy

Learn skills which allow them to be gainfully employed in industry. Specifically:

  • Oxy-Acetylene Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Flux Cored Arc - Self - and Gas - Shielded Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Basic Blueprint Reading
  • AWS Welding Symbols Interpretation
  • Applied Math for Welding

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Learn skills which help them to pass welder performance qualification tests.

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