Welding Technology

About

Our Welding Technology program will prepare you for entry-level jobs in the welding industry. You will learn shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), pipe welding, plasma arc cutting (PAC), carbon arc cutting, oxyfuel cutting, gas metal arc aluminum welding (GMAAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Your program coursework will include math, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing.

Few things are possible in this world without welding. From pipelines to skyscrapers, welding (literally) holds the world together. Welding is a much sought-after skill, and the Welding Technology program at Hinds Community College will give you the education and experience you need to launch your career. If you are looking for a fast-paced workplace, welding is the career path for you, and Hinds CC is the place to get started.

Locations
  • Jackson ATC
  • Rankin
  • Raymond
  • Utica
  • Vicksburg
Curriculum

Important Program Information

  • DEGREES / CERTIFICATES
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I 5
Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 5
Flux Cored Arc Welding 3
Introduction to Welding and Safety 3
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II 5
Blueprint Reading, Welding and Metallurgy 2
Cutting Processes 3
Total Hours 30
Course Hours
Pipe Welding 5
Welding Metallurgy, Advanced Pipe Welding or Welding Code 2–3
Instructor Approved Technical Electives 8
Total Hours (includes career certificate course hours) 45–46
Course Hours
Technical English or English Composition I 3–4
Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3–4
Total Hours (includes career and technical certificate course hours) 60–63

Gainful Employment

Contact

Jackson ATC
Shelia Minor
601-987-8107
Rankin
Michael Welch
601-936-1849
Raymond
David Lawrence
601-857-3287
Utica
Delon Dillon
Instructor
601-885-7125
Franklin Hood
Instructor
601-885-7125
Vicksburg
John Coleman
Lead Instructor
601-629-6899

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