Welding Technology

About Our Program

Welding Technology prepares students for a career as a welder in the areas of maintenance, construction, manufacturing, or to further their education toward a four-year degree program. Emphasizes the development of real, hands-on welding, layout, and fitting skills with extensive exposure to welding principles and practices. In addition to covering shield and metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) processes, course work also examines how to operate the plasma arc cutting and oxy/fuel cutting processes, and exposes students to the areas of metallurgy and weld inspection procedures.


Kevin Ridge A.A.S., Henry Ford College karidge@hfcc.edu