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Welding Technology


Career Paths


Construction Welders, Shipbuilding and Steel Fabrication Shops, Maintenance, Boiler Makers.


The Welding Technology program is a one or two-year course of study that emphasizes “hands-on” experience in arc welding. First year students concentrate on shop safety, blueprint reading, weld joint design, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), oxygen and acetylene welding and cutting, and the development of the manual skills necessary to weld in all positions.


The second year is available to those who have met the prerequisites and will focus on development of skills in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and special fabrication projects.

Well over a hundred students have passed the AWS QC3-89 structural certification test at an AWS testing facility. One very ambitious student passed the heavy wall 6G, SMAW pipe certification test.


The WCTC welding program has an articulation agreement with Southern Maine Community College. Students will be given credit for WEL 100 Intro to Welding at SMCC. Students also have the opportunity to obtain their American Welding Society Certification (AWS).




There are no prerequisites for this course.



Jonathan Plengey

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Mr. Plengey has taught welding at WCTC for the last 22 years. He is an AWS certified structural weld... MORE



This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri from 8:45 am to 10:45 am.


This course is held at WCTC in room Welding Technology.

Other Information

Course ID: WT-AM