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The Welding Technology program utilizes state-of-the art welding equipment and hands-on learning to prepare students American Welding Society (AWS) certifications. This program develops welding and cutting processes for the joining of parts according to blueprints, or written specifications, in the following industrial skill areas: gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), oxy fuel cutting (OFC), plasma cutting (PAC), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), spray arc welding, air carbon arc cutting, and gouging.

Cost Summary

Program Cost Estimate


Includes: Tuition (@ 1000 hours), Fees and Course Materials. Some elective courses may have additional fees and/or materials that are not calculated in this summary.

High School Cost Estimate


Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program

Certificate Processing Fee


Paid upon program completion

Financial Aid

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Welding Technology
Classroom Hours

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

6pm - 9pm


8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

6pm - 9pm


8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

6pm - 9pm


8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

6pm - 9pm


8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school and adult students who meet the following program requirements:

  • ADULT STUDENTS: Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Must be at least 16 years of age AND be in 11th or 12th grade

NOTE: No Placement Assessments required

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials
  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications
  • AWS Certified Welder

Utah State Board of Education CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)
  • Welding Technician, Advanced
  • Welding Technician, Entry
  • Welding Technician, Intermediate

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Welding Technology program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:

  • Weber State University
  • Utah State University
  • Southern Utah University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Ensign Business College
  • Dixie State University
Weber State University

Employers & Industry Partners

Davis Tech is honored to work with employers throughout our community.

Lincoln Electric

Program Faculty

  • FT Nick Price – Lead Faculty
  • Certificate
  • 801-593-2435
  • FT Ben Godwin
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • FT Dexter Thayn
  • American Welding Society
  • Bachelor's degree from Weber State University
  • FT Glen Stott
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • 801-593-2519
  • FT Jasper Thayn
  • American Welding Society
  • Bachelor's degree from Weber State University
  • FT Jeremey Phillipson
  • Certificate
  • 801-593-2339
  • FT Preston Justensen
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • FT Scott Quealy
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • 801-593-2565
  • PT Brent Justensen
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT Cash Morgan
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT David Todd
  • Diploma
  • PT Elliott Hedgepeth
  • Master's Degree from Western Governors University
  • PT Jacob Van Bree
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT James Grigg
  • BS from Brigham Young University
  • PT Joseph Arquette
  • Diploma
  • PT Mason Geilman
  • Certificate from Ogden Weber Technology College

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.