Welding Technology

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The welding program at Cowley College is a great learning opportunity for students who want to become welders. The program has a lot to offer, with a thorough curriculum and skilled teachers. Students will learn both the theory and practice of welding, focusing on structural and pipe weldments using various welding processes. In the program, students will work on different projects to develop their skills in layout and fabrication.

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.

One of the best parts of the program is the hands-on training. Students will have access to the latest equipment and materials to practice different welding techniques in a safe environment. This practical approach not only improves their technical skills but also gives them confidence. Students will also be tested on their welding abilities and learn how to fix mistakes. They will also learn about common welding problems and how to inspect their work in the field.

The teachers in the program are experienced professionals with a lot of knowledge about the industry. They will teach students about different welding processes, safety measures, and industry standards. Students will have assignments to deepen their understanding of each welding process and learn about real-world challenges that welders face and how to overcome them.

Safety is a top priority in the program. Welding can be dangerous if safety measures are not followed. Students will learn about the importance of wearing protective gear and keeping their work area clean. Safety is emphasized in every aspect of the program.

In summary, Cowley College's welding program offers a complete education in this specialized field. Students will get hands-on training, knowledgeable instructors, a focus on safety, and real-world welding experience. After completing the program, students will be well-prepared for a successful career as a professional welder.

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.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships and financial aid are available to support your educational goals. Be sure to meet with an Admissions Representative at Cowley College to help you apply for financial aid and scholarships.

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Kansas residents can earn scholarship dollars to cover expenses and learn for free by completing an eligible associate degree or certificate under the Kansas Promise Act Scholarship. Contact the Scholarships Department to find out more about the Kansas Promise Act Scholarship.

Taking Welding by Storm

Dakota Brinkley began looking at colleges, but like many high school students had no idea what she wanted to do. Before she began her college exploration adventure she knew nothing about welding. She chose to study Welding Technology at the Mulvane Technical Education Center because it was a smaller setting and closer to home.
dakota with welding instructor colby endres
When I came for a campus tour and was shown the welding facilities, the program really stood out. I enjoyed the hands-on learning in our shop and the family-type relationships I shared with my classmates and teacher.
Dakota Brinkley
Welding Technology

Dakota developed into one of the best welders in her Welding Technology and Applied Science class. She is using her skills in El Dorado as a car repairman, where she welds on tank train cars to repair them and inspect the welds.

The welding processes she uses are shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), also known as stick welding, and flux core arc welding (FCAW). She learned both of these processes during her time at Cowley College as well as tungsten inert gas welding (TIG) and metal inert gas welding (MIG).

Meet Our Instructors

Technical Education Workforce Liaison
Faculty - Lead Welding 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