Part science, part art, and a lot of practical skill, welding is a profession that pays well and is hiring. In fact, many employers report difficulty finding trained welders, and their need for skilled workers has grown because advances in the technology have allowed it to replace other metal joining techniques in many applications. Demand for welders is increasing in construction, manufacturing, utilities and many other industries. Since the basic skills are the same, welders can easily shift from one industry to another depending on where they are needed most.

The Welding program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to become a welding technician, who acts as a liaison between the welding engineer and the welder. As a welding technician, you’ll inspect welded joints to ensure company standards, national code requirements and customer job specifications are met. You’ll also assist welding engineering personnel in development and application of new and improved welding equipment, welding techniques, procedures and practices, and specifications for heat treating.

To make you job-ready upon completion of your training, the program is based on occupational analyses and the needs of the maintenance and fabrication welding industries. Students who excel in the program may be qualified to take certain welding certification tests.

The program offers short-term certificate that can be earned in one semester, a one-year certificate, and an Associate Degrees. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs.

Welding Programs

Short-Term Certificates

Welding Technology

Basic Welding

Welding Visual Inspection

Advanced Welding


One-Year Certificates

Welding Operator


Associate Degrees

Welding Technology


Transfer to another college or university

LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  Learn more about how to transfer LCCC credits to another college or university

Getting started while you’re still in high school

You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.

The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students. 

The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!

   Learn more about earning college credit in high school.