Welding Technology

Welding Technology
  •  Welders have endless opportunities. Welders are essential and in-demand in many industries including manufacturing, construction, aerospace, petroleum, and agriculture.

    Ready to “spark” your future?

    BCTC offers students three welding career training options in our brand-new state-of-the-art welding center under the direction of industry trained and experienced instructors.



    Option 1

    Comprehensive Welding Course: 15 months, 1658 hours 

    Students in the Comprehensive Welding program learn the welding standards established by the American Welding Society (AWS). Welding at BCTC is also an AWS SENSE (School Excelling through National Skill Standards Education) program. Students will learn electric arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding, as well as oxyacetylene cutting/welding. Students will also have hands on experience using pulse welding technology and a CNC controlled plasma table. Federal Financial Aid is available for this program.

    Industry Certifications

    • Certified Welder (AWS)
    • Level 1 – Entry Welder (AWS)
    • NCCER Core
    • OSHA/Career Safe 10-hour

    Training Schedules

    • Day - 8am-3pm
    • Evening - 3:30pm to 10pm Monday through Friday 

  • Option 2

    AWS SENSE Welding Course: 5 months, 500 hours

    A comprehensive set of minimum standards and guidelines for welders, this course is designed to provide students with the working knowledge to enter the workplace as an entry level welder. 

     Industry Certificates

    • Multiple AWS SENSE certificates of completion
    • OSHA/Career Safe 10-hour

    Training Schedules

    • Day - 8am-3pm  Monday through Friday
    • Evening - 3:30pm to 10pm Monday through Friday 

  • Option 3

    Evening Welding Programs

    These programs meet twice a week from 6pm – 9pm and include books and supplies.

    •  Basic Welding Course - 30 hours, 10 classes

    This course covers the fundamental concepts of the welding process, welding terms, safety, and tools. This course provides introduction to theory and hands-on lab instruction in Oxy acetylene/plasma cutting and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (stick).

    •  Intermediate Welding Course 66 hours, 22 Classes

    This course provides additional theory and practice in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process and custom instruction in one of the following areas: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (stick), Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) or oxyacetylene welding.

    •  Advanced Welding Course 75 hours, 25 classes

    This course is a continuation of the intermediate course and allows for additional hands-on practice in Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and/or oxyacetylene welding. Students will have the opportunity to take the appropriate American Welding Society (AWS) certification test(s) in Shielded Metal Arc Welding and/or Gas Metal Arc Welding.