NOTICE: It is important for prospective Welding Technology (WLT) Program students to understand that meeting admission requirements to be admitted to TSTC-Harlingen as a general student with a WLT major code does not mean that the student has been accepted for full continuance in and completion of the WLT program. Applications for the WLT program must ALSO make a formal application to the Welding Technology Program by June 20, 2014 and fulfill all other requirements described below to be considered as an applicant.
The Welding industry presents a continuously growing and changing series of opportunities for skilled fabricators and welders. Even with economic fluctuations, the job outlook for skilled craftsmen is positive. Due to a steady growth in the demand for goods fabricated by welding,new welders are needed in every area of welding such as small shops,specialty fabrication shops,large industries,and construction. The student who is preparing for a career in welding will need to
The Welding Technology Program at TSTC Harlingen offers a Certificate of Completion and an Associate of Applied Science Degree that focuses on the theory and application of Oxy/Acetylene and Plasma Cutting Processes, Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Flux Cored Arc, Gas Tungsten Arc, Submerged Arc Welding Processes, Welding Metallurgy, and Inspection practices used in industry today. Continuing Education evening classes are available during every semester.
With 120 welding stations and 20 oxyacetylene stations, our faculty fully utilizes laboratory time by emphasizing industrialized training as you master the welding of different joint designs with fillet and groove welds in all positions on plate and pipe, and plan design, fabricate, weld projects using Blueprint Reading and Layout Skills, and perform inspection using destructive and non destructive testing procedures.
Upon Completion of the Welding Technology Program students will:
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