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Salt Lake Technical College

Welding (KWLD)

Students enrolled in this program are provided with opportunities to learn entry-level-job skills in the welding processes most commonly used in today’s industries. Instruction and practice are provided in oxy-acetylene, shielded-metal-arc, gas-metal-arc, flux-cored-arc and gas-tungsten-arc welding. Theory and applications of these processes are also taught, encompassing both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Safety and safe practices are emphasized throughout the program. Additional instruction is provided in mathematics for welding and blueprint reading. Students will have the opportunity to learn techniques for welder performance qualifications and certification testing. Thermal cutting and gouging techniques using oxy-fuel, plasma-arc and arc-air processes are also covered.

Certificate of Completion: 1105 Hours

Start Dates

The 2021 start dates for both the daytime and evening offerings may be affected by COVID-19 campus closures.

Currently we have the following dates planned for the second half of 2021:

  • June 14th
  • September 20th
  • October 25th
  • December 6th

Projected dates for the year 2022 are:

  • January 31st
  • March 14th
  • April 18th
  • June 13th
  • September 19th

Please contact and academic advisor for upcoming start dates and note that space is limited. Therefore, prospective students must have all enrollment requirements met two weeks prior to being added to a wait list.

Occupations in this area

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 51-4121.01 Welders, Production
  • 51-4121.02 Welders and Cutters

Required Courses: (1105 Clock Hours)

Clock Hours
Course KAOS 0170
Title Computer Concepts
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Course KWLD 0115
Title Intro to Welding & Lab Safety
Clock Hours 10
Semester A
Course KWLD 0126
Title Oxy-Acetylene Welding
Clock Hours 120
Semester A
Course KWLD 0136
Title Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Clock Hours 190
Semester A
Course KWLD 0190
Title Math for Welders
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job-Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A
Course KWLD 0235
Title Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Clock Hours 150
Semester A
Course KWLD 0165
Title Blueprint Reading for Welders
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Course KWLD 0145
Title Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Clock Hours 160
Semester A
Course KWLD 0170
Title Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
Clock Hours 170
Semester A
Course KWLD 0180
Title Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Clock Hours 140
Semester A

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $2,707.25
  • Student Fees: $176.80
  • Lab Fees: $420.00
  • Books/Supplies: 1,368.50

Total Estimated Cost: $4,712.55 (subject to change without notice)

Available Class Schedules

Westpointe Campus
1060 N. Flyer Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Mon - Thu 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Mon - Thu 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Financial Aid

  • PELL
  • VA Educational Benefits may be available


CASAS Test Required:

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 8.00

Need a little help with Reading, Math, or keyboarding? Academic Readiness courses will get you up to speed!

Ready to get started? Visit the admissions page for instructions and steps to follow for enrollment!

Gainful Employment Disclosure



  • Able to lift and bend; good eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
  • Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.


Ready to get started?

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  • Start the application process here.
  • Still have questions? We're here to help. Give us a call at 801-957-4073.