Course Catalog

Welding & Joining Technology - WAJ2 Diploma

Program Description: The Welding and Joining Technology diploma is designed to prepare students for careers in the welding industry. Program learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes welding theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Welding and Joining Technology diploma, have the qualifications of a welding and joining technician, and are prepared to take qualification tests.

Locations Offered:
Ben Hill Irwin


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.

Gainful Employment Information
General Core Courses 8
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development 2
Occupational Courses 46
WELD 1000 Introduction to Welding Technology 4
WELD 1010 Oxyfuel and Plasma Cutting 4
WELD 1030 Blueprint Reading for Welding Technology 4
WELD 1040 Flat Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
WELD 1070 Overhead Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
WELD 1050 Horizontal Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
WELD 1060 Vertical Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
WELD 1090 Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
WELD 1110 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
WELD 1120 Preparation for Industrial Qualification 4
Choose Two of the Following (6 Hours) 6
COLL 1010 College and Career Success Skills 3
COMP 2000 Intro. to Technology and Computer Application 3
WELD 1150 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3
WELD 1151 Fabrication Processes 3
WELD 1152 Pipe Welding 4
WELD 1153 Flux Cored Arc Welding 4
WELD 1156 Ornamental Iron Works 4
BUSN 1300 Introduction to Business 3
MGMT 1100 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 1120 Introduction to Business 3
IDFC 1007 Industrial Safety Procedures 2
MKTG 2210 Entrepreneurship 6
Faculty & Staff

Welding Instructor, Valdosta Campus


Welding Program Coordinator, Coffee Campus


Welding Instructor, Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

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