• Welding Technology

    (Courses 7590 - 7600)    Pennsylvania  Department of Education CIP  Code 48.0508


  • gactc welding student working


    Students are expected to:

    1. Possess good hand-eye coordination

    2. Be self-motivated to work independently 

    3. Be able to stand/work on feet for long time periods

    4.  Be able to learn required math specific to the program

    5. Read and write at or near grade level 



    Possible Certifications

    American Welding Society

    AWS D1.1 SMAW 3G

    AWS D1.1 GMAW 2G Spray

    OSHA 10

    American Welding Society Accredited Test Facility Welder Testing

  • The Welding Technology course is a three-year program (grades 10 through 12) and is open to both male and female students. The following entry-level employment skills are included in the curriculum: oxyacetylene welding, brazing, oxy-fuel cutting, both hand and machine-operated, air carbon arc cutting, plasma arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding , flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, blueprint reading, practical mathematics for welders, welding certification, and welding metallurgy.

    Welding is a method of joining materials by applying heat, pressure, or both with or without filler metal, to produce a permanent fusion. The successful welder must master the means and materials of the process, the goal of this program.

    Welding Technology students are also taught the value of good workmanship, professionalism, and the development of a strong work ethic.



    For information on this occupation’s description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state/national wages and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s site for this career field click here.



    Opportunities for college credit

    GACTC graduates can get a jump start on post-secondary education by taking advantage of the various articulation and/or dual enrollment opportunities. Click here to review the college credit opportunities for the Welding program. 

Phone: 814-505-1201


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Tim Harris

Instructor of Welding Technology