Annual Average SALARY: $42,000

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Experience Welding at Dunwoody

Learn to perform the various welding, cutting and fabrication processes required in a 21st-century manufacturing facility. Earn a Welding Technology certificate in only two semesters or combine two highly skilled trades into a Welding & Metal Fabrication associate’s degree by taking an additional year of training in Dunwoody’s state-of-the-art machine shop.

The program’s curriculum is closely aligned with standards set forth by the American Welding Society (AWS) and the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

Your classes will include:

  • Metallurgy
  • Oxygen-fuel welding and cutting
  • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW-stick)
  • Gas metal arc welding (GMAW-MIG)
  • Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW-TIG)
  • Plus coursework in machining for those who complete the associate’s degree

In combination with your core curriculum, you will also take Arts & Sciences courses. Through these courses, you will enhance your communication, mathematics and critical thinking skills, making you a valuable asset in the job market.

Dunwoody’s Welding & Metal Fabrication program features:

      • Access to a state-of-the-art welding lab where students will be trained on equipment like Miller welders, Lincoln welders, a plasma cutter, oxy/acetylene equipment, grinders and power tools, a Bettenbender metal shear, a Pirahna ironworker, and horizontal saws.
      • Access to Dunwoody’s American Welding Association chapter. All faculty members are AWS-certified welders and students are encouraged to join the local AWS student chapter.
      • The opportunity to compete in SkillsUSA welding competitions and AWS Behind the Mask competitions.
      • Build your resume by joining one of the College’s student clubs and organizations and using your education to gain real-world experience outside the classroom.


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