Welding Technology

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


Employment 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

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.


The 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.

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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.

Contact Welding

James V. Love
Welding Program Director






Traveling south on I-45
Take 61st Street exit and turn right at stop light. Travel approximately one mile to Seawall Blvd. Turn left on to Seawall. Proceed down Seawall to 39th Street. (Gaido's Restaurant is at corner of 39th and Seawall). Turn left on 39th and travel north to Avenue Q. Turn left at 39th and Avenue Q and proceed one block to Main Campus. Main Campus parking is available on Avenue Q, Avenue R and satellite parking at 39th and Avenue Q.


4015 Ave. Q
Galveston, TX 77550


7626 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77551

Traveling south on I-45
Take Exit 1B toward 71st St. Merge onto frontage road/Broadway St. and travel approximately five blocks to the first stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left onto 71st St. Take the first left onto frontage road/Broadway St and continue on the frontage road for approximately five blocks to the Applied Technology Center campus.

From GC Main Campus
Travel west on Avenue Q toward 45th St. Turn right at 45th St. and proceed to the stop light on Broadway. Turn left onto Broadway and travel approximately one mile. Continue onto I-45 North to Exit 1C. Take Exit 1C and merge onto the frontage road/Broadway St. The Applied Technology Center will be on the right.