Welding Technology

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An associate degree or certificate program that brings together book work and technical training in welding fabrication. We cover a variety of oxy fuel uses and arc welding processes including plasma. Advanced courses in welding codes are available to expand the students understanding of industry specifications.


Training is done on both structural and piping materials in mild steel, stainless, and aluminum alloys. Program graduates typically find employment as welding technicians, robotic welding technicians, and technical sales representatives. They will be capable of welding metal alloys, fabricating metals to specifications, troubleshooting faulty weldments, writing procedures, interpreting conventional and computer-aided prints, and selling and servicing equipment.

Career Opportunities

Most welders work in manufacturing industries that produce transportation equipment, industrial machinery and equipment, and fabricated metal products. Welders are also employed in the construction of buildings and bridges, and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants, railroads, and refineries.

Skills Gained

Welding is the most common method for permanently bonding metal parts. Due to its strength, welding is used to construct and repair cars, appliances, buildings, highway bridges, and it is extensively used in petrol-chemical piping. The Welding program at Cowley College provides students the opportunity to learn practical knowledge and skill competencies associated with welding, metal fabrication and related processes. Cowley College provides students with measurement and blueprint reading skills, operation of welding and fabricating equipment, applied mathematics knowledge, and effective communication skills.

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Kansas residents can earn scholarship dollars to cover expenses associated with completing an eligible associate degree or certificate. Contact Admissions to find out more about the Kansas Promise Act scholarship.

Meet Our Instructors

Faculty - Lead Welding Instructor
Faculty - Welding
Faculty - CTE Chair & NDT Lead Instructor
Faculty - Welding

Welding Program Locations

Arkansas City Campus
Walker Technology Building
209 South 4th Street
Arkansas City, KS 67005
Mulvane Campus
Technical Education Center
201 Industrial Drive
Mulvane, KS 67110
Sumner Campus
Technology & Innovation Center
2205 E Shurtz-Juden Loop
Wellington, KS 67152