Welding Technology

Program Features

The Pratt Community College Welding Program is a hands-on program. Welding students work in a shop environment with newly-purchased equipment that they will find in the welding industry. The qualified faculty are CWE master technicians and are constantly learning the latest technology and earning new certifications vital for finding a job in industry.

PCC acquired a new welding shop and classes began at the new location in Fall 2022. Students have the opportunity to do real work projects for customers in the live shop, building needed work experience valuable to the workforce. 

Degree and Certificate Options

Associate of Applied Science, Welding Technology
Certificate l, Welding Technology
Certificate ll, Welding Technology

Kansas Promise Scholarship Opportunities

Electrical Power Technology program students from Kansas are eligible for the Kansas Board of Regents Promise Act Scholarship. This scholarship is a last dollar scholarship, which means that a student may receive a scholarship in the amount of aggregate tuition, required fees, books and materials minus all other financial aid (including grants and scholarships) that does not require repayment.

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Career Options

Welding Technician
Welding Fabricator
Welding Engineer

Program Learning Outcomes for Welding Technology

By the end of the Welding Technology Program, students are expected to complete the following:

I, ____________________, will comply with personal and environmental safety practices associated with clothing; eye protection; hand tools; power equipment; proper ventilation; and the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals/materials in accordance with local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations.

RATING SCALE:            N         No Exposure - No experience or knowledge in this area

L          Limited Skill - Requires instruction and close supervision

M         Moderately Skilled - Performs job completely with limited supervision

S          Skilled - Works independently

Work Ethics and Job Skills


0000    Maintains regular attendance.

0000    Arrives for class on time.

0000    Completes job within set standard.

0000    Stays on assigned task.

0000    Demonstrates safe work habits.

0000    Appropriately dresses for the job.

0000    Cooperates with Instructor/Supervisor.

0000    Exhibits teamwork.

0000    Exhibits self-control.

0000    Maintains neat and orderly work area.

0000    Demonstrates leadership qualities.





0000    Write personal resume

0000    Properly fill out application

0000    Practice interview skills

0000    Tour welding shop

0000    Tour machine shop

0000    Tour manufacturing plant




0000    Work cooperative in class and design a safety manual for welding shop

0000    Develop SDS for welding shop          

0000    Demonstrate proper storage of welding supplies

0000    Demonstrate proper maintenance of and repair of shop equipment

0000    Demonstrate proper Lock-Out Tag-Out of damaged equipment

0000    Demonstrate identification and ordering of correct repair parts




0000    Read and review OSHA Standard 1910.178 for power industrial trucks

0000    Demonstrate forklift inspection

0000    Demonstrate forklift maintenance and service

0000    Demonstrate forklift operational controls

0000    Demonstrate forklift driving skills

0000    Demonstrate lifting pallets with a forklift

0000    Demonstrate lifting secured material with forklift

0000    Demonstrate lifting unsecured material with forklift

0000    Pass forklift certification test 

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CWE, Certified Welding Educator 
AWS, American Welding Society 
SENSE, Schools Excelling through National Skills Standards Education
LEEPS, Lincoln Electric Partner Schools

More Information

Welding Advisory Board (coming soon)
Tool List
Welding Certifications
Professional Licensure Disclosure