Welding and Cutting

Welding and Cutting

About the Program

The Welding, curriculum is designed to prepare the student for entry level employment in the field of welding. The curriculum includes Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Pipe Welding, Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Air Carbon Arc Cutting (AAC), Gas Metal Arc Aluminum Welding (GMAAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Students will also be subject to participate in the AWS Welding Certification during the progression of the program.


An Associate of Applied Science degree can be obtained after successful completion of two years and a certificate can be obtained upon successful completion of the first year.

 

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general requirements, priority admission is granted to those applicants whose ACT scores show a composite score of 16 or higher, or equivalent ACCUPLACER score.

  

Job Opportunities

Welding inspector, welding sales representative, welding technician, structural metal worker, welder, cutter, sheet-metal workers, structural metal fabricator/fitter, materials engineer.

 

Advisor

 

Phil Evans

Program Director – Welding and Cutting

Southwest Mississippi Community College

1156 College Drive

Summit, MS 39666

601-276-3731

pevans@smcc.edu

 

View Course Pamphlet

Program Costs

Tuition and Fees*:

$ 1,145.00

Room and Board*: 

$ 1.490.00

Books:

300.00

100% Cotten Clothing:

$ 200.00

Steel Toe Boots:

$ 110.00

Tool Kit:

500.00

       *Fee charged per semester

Career Information

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be qualified for, but not limited to, the following careers:

Gainful Employment

Graduate Information

Year

Completed

Placed

2010-11

90%

39%

2011-12

62%

67%

2012-13

100%

86%

2013-14

100%

100%

2014-15

100%

100%