Welding Technology

To Learn More:

James V. Love
Welding Program Director

409-944-1405

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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
Accreditation
NCCER LogoThe Galveston College Welding program is a NCCER accredited training facility. Four NCCER certificates are attainable through this program to include: NCCER Core, Welding Level 1, Welding Level 2, and Welding Level 3. This will go along with the three Certificates of Completion from Galveston College.
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 the Admission’s Homepage.
  2. Complete the online Federal Student Aid Application at www.fafsa.ed.gov for more information regarding Financial Aid priority dates and time lines 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:
    Amanda Lozano
    7626 Broadway Galveston, Texas 77554
    Office: 409-944-1401
    Email: alozano@gc.edu

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 current book and equipment list.

Level 1 Certificate Program: Intermediate Level

Computer and Network Administration

Intermediate Level

First Semester Second Semester
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4 ITCC 1440 CCNA 2: Routing & Switching Essentials *   or 4
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks   or ITMT 1458 Windows Client Operating System *
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4 ITSC 1416 Linux Installation 4
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 4 ITNW 1458 Network + 4
ITMT 1457 Administering a Windows Server Operating System 4 ITNW 2359 Web Server Support & Maintenance 3
16 15

 

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program:  31

Notes:

*Identifies Capstone course

Level 2 Certificate Program: Advanced Level

Computer and Network Administration

Level 2 Certificate Program

Advanced Level

First Year
First Semester Second Semester
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4 ITCC 1440 CCNA 2 Routing & Switching Essentials    or 4
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1 Intro to Networks   or ITMT 1458 Windows Client Operating System
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technology 4 ITSC 1416 Linux Installation 4
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 4 ITNW 1458 Network + 4
ITMT 1457 Administration of Windows Server Operating System 4 ITNW 2359 Web Server Support & Maintenance 3
16 15
Third Semester
ITCC 2412 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks * 4
Approved Elective 4
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
ITCC 2313 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks 3
14

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 45

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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 the Admission’s Homepage.
  2. Complete the online Federal Student Aid Application at www.fafsa.ed.gov for more information regarding Financial Aid priority dates and time lines 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:
    Amanda Lozano
    7626 Broadway Galveston, Texas 77554
    Office: 409-944-1401
    Email: alozano@gc.edu

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 current book and equipment list.

Equipment and books are required during the first week of class. Please contact the Welding Program Director for 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:

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General fabrication shops

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Construction sites

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Pressure vessel shops

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Maritime industry and shipyards of the Texas Gulf Coast Region

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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.