Applied Welding Technology

Program Overview

Ignite your passion and watch as it burns to a successful career. In Tri County Tech’s Applied Welding Technology program, you will learn various welding techniques and procedures, giving you a masterful touch in this highly valued craft. The program will focus on techniques such as arc welding (SMAW), gas metal (GMAW) & tungsten arc welding (GTAW), and oxy-fuel cutting.

Take the first steps to become a shop supervisor by learning proper shop organization and blueprint reading. Applied Welding Technology will have you ready to earn a certification in Stick, TIG, and MIG welding, allowing higher starting pay and a headstart to a fiery career.

“I like the environment here. It feels like actual work experience.” – Drew C., 2019


Program Courses

Welding Principles Oxyacetylene Welding & Cutting Blueprint Reading
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I Shielded Metal Arc Welding II Shielded Metal Arc Welding III
Gas Metal Arc Welding I & II Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I & II

Career Opportunities

MIG Welder TIG Welder Burner
General Welder Stick Welder Welder Helper

Career Data

Our Placement Rate Median Hourly Earnings* Entry Level Education
100% $19.07 High school diploma or equivalent

*Information provided by the 2018-2019 Critical Occupations Data.


Oklahoma State Welding Test

Student Organizations


Helpful Attributes & Abilities

Suggested grade levels before entering the program: Math and Reading – 9.0
Good problem-solving skills
Good at working with hands
Safety oriented
Good work ethic with a positive attitude
Strong interpersonal & communication skills

College Credit

Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Tri County Tech are both committed to providing high-quality educational programs to their respective constituencies. To learn about college credit opportunities, visit below or


Braden Schovanec - Recruitment Specialist

Meet Braden.

He’s our High School Recruitment Specialist. He’s a master at helping students find their perfect Tri County program. Braden works with the counselors at our partner schools to help students apply to Tri County Tech.

Braden will be in touch soon to answer any program and application questions you may have. Ask your counselor about Tri County Tech programs today!

Braden Schovanec

Outreach & Enrollment Specialist

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