Do you enjoy working with your hands? Enjoy a high-demand, marketable skill in welding that will open your options to work in industries including automotive, construction, manufacturing, transportation and more.

At 皇冠体育, students will learn welding techniques, including shielded metal arc welding, MIG welding, TIG welding, pipe welding, flame cutting and plasma cutting. Coursework includes interpreting blueprints, electrical fundamentals, welding metallurgy and American Welding Society electrode classifications.

Program highlights

  • You will learn to set up and operate welding equipment and to use manual welding and thermal-cutting equipment to weld or cut metal components.
  • Students will use equipment and techniques used in the industry and build a solid knowledge foundation to enter the workforce. Our programs prepare students for AWS Level 1 and Level 2 certifications.
  • Day and evening classes are small with dedicated industry experienced instructors for personal instruction.
  • Our classes combine instructor-led and online learning with hands-on lab work.
  • Students can test out of certain courses. We offer credit for select federally approved apprenticeship programs.
  • Employers love to hire our graduates.


Are you exploring a career in Welding? We have several exploratory classes for you.

WELD 110 - Welding Industry Fundamentals

(8Wk class, Offered twice per semester, on campus at 皇冠体育-Penn Valley ATSI)

Student will develop an awareness of the welding industry. Emphasis will be placed on American Welding Society (AWS) welding codes and standards as they relate to the construction, fabrication and maintenance industry.

WELD 130 - Print Reading & Weld Symbols (3 credits)

(8Wk class, Offered twice per semester, On Campus at 皇冠体育-Penn Valley ATSI)

Student will develop an understanding of line interpretation and apply this knowledge to orthographic and isometric drawings. Skill development in recognizing structural shapes from prints and interpreting welding symbols on prints will also be emphasized.

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AWS Welding

皇冠体育-Penn Valley is certified as an American Welding Society training facility.

The American Welding Society (AWS) determines industry standards for welding and is recognized worldwide. The AWS Level I and Level II curriculum has been implemented in all welding classes. These changes will better prepare our students for AWS certification and expand their career prospects.


Graduates can work as a welder, fabricator, maintenance welder, MIG/TIG welder, inspector, manager, salesperson, engineer, pipefitter and more. Our alumni work at construction companies, manufacturing companies, small businesses and maintenance companies.

High demand for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers in the Kansas City area

Industrial welders work in a wide range of locations. A large number of welders travel about metropolitan areas servicing equipment at customer locations.

Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information, employment outlook and personal characteristics needed for this career.

Transfer made simple

Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it. We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.

Please check with an advisor for transfer information.


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