Welding Technology

Program Director/Program Coordinator
Name James V. Love
Title Welding Program Director
Room ATC
Program Area
Technical & Professional Education
Phone 409-944-1405


Student Success Coach/Advisor


Ext 409-944-1401

Your Pathway

Equipment and books are required during the first week of class. Please contact the Welding Program Director for current book and equipment list.

Welding Technology

The Welding Technology Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same equipment used by business and industry.  Students learn various welding processes including but not limited to shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding. Students learn to perform welding skills in all positions and are able to acquire knowledge and experience in welding, layout, and fitting skills in order to prepare students for careers in gas welding, arc welding, specialty welding, and/or other areas of welding.

Degrees and Certificates
  • Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology
  • Multiple Processes Certificate/Level One – Entry
  • Basic Fitting Certificate /Level One  – Advanced
  • Basic Qualified Welder Certificate- Level Two – Advanced
Admissions Requirements
  1. Complete the Galveston College Admissions Application and submit to the Office of Admissions. For more information on the admissions process and other admission requirements visit Admissions.
  2. Complete the online Federal Student Aid Application at www.fafsa.ed.gov for more information regarding Financial Aid priority dates and timelines refer to Galveston College’s Financial Aid Homepage.
  3. Schedule an appointment with your Student Success Advisor to discuss degree plans, tuition cost, registration, graduation, and any other academic inquiries. Student Success Advisor:

    7626 Broadway Galveston, Texas 77554
    Office: 409-944-1401

See the most recent college catalog for additional information and course descriptions.

Equipment and books are required during the first week of class. Please contact the Welding Program Director for the current book and equipment list.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are qualified to pass entry-level certification tests as required by business and industry.  Employment opportunities are available as a welder in:


General fabrication shops


Construction sites


Pressure vessel shops


Maritime industry and shipyards of the Texas Gulf Coast Region


Petro-Chemical Industry

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be nearly 450,000 welding jobs available in 2017. The Welding Technology Program at Galveston College offers a certificate in basic welding skills as well as exit points for advanced and high technology skills in welding.