Welding Technology

According to the U.s. Department of Labor, employment of welders and cutters is expected to grow 15 percent from 2010 to 2020. Mid-South Community College offers a welding program that will teach you the the most up-to-date skills necessary to move from the classroom directly into the workforce.



Based on skill standards established by the American Welding Society, MSCC’s Welding program provides theory and practical skills application in welding and cutting. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in arc welding, plasma and air carbon arc cutting, and oxyacetylene, TIG, MIG, and gas metal and flux-core arc welding. In the process, you will also learn welding inspection testing principles and fabrication techniques. If you are looking for a 9-5 job pushing paper behind a desk, this program is NOT for you. But if you like the idea of putting things together or cutting them in two, you should give this a try. Small, medium, and large facilities throughout the Mid-South are in need of entry-level welders, and this program will give you the training you need to find a quality job.

Mid-South Community College offers degree and certificate programs to meet student and community needs. Program courses address general education knowledge as well as behaviors needed for good citizenship and successful careers. Goals and course objectives are listed in the colleges catalog under Academic Programs to inform students so that they can better relate their college studies to their personal educational and career goals.

For more information about programs offered at Mid-South Community College or how to register, contact the Admissions Office at 870.733.6728 or email admissions@midsouthcc.edu

Possible Careers & Earnings

Welding Machine Operator | $40,000
Welder / Cutter | $65,000
Combination Welder | $65,000

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