Welding Technology


Welding Technology program prepares students for employment in welding and metalworks. Students will learn skills in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, and entrepreneurial areas.

The Welding and Machining Processes program is an industry focused study in both welding and machining. Upon completion students will become skilled workers – able to advance in manufacturing careers.

Our Advantage

  • American Welding Society certified instructors
  • Strong industry connections to local employers
  • Classes in Mitchell, Avery, and Yancey County
  • Great employment opportunities in our local communities
  • State-of-the-art equipment, including virtual welding simulator
  • Small class sizes


Job Title Projected Growth
(NC 2016-2026)
Median Wages
(NC 2018)
Millwright +11% $22.75 hourly
Sheet Metal Workers +11% $17.11 hourly
Industrial Engineering Technician +6% $22.34 hourly
Welders/Cutters/Fitters +10% $19.89 hourly
Pipefitter +18% $20.74 hourly
Industrial Equipment Maintenance +6% $20.38 hourly
CNC Machinist +9% $18.22 hourly

*(data from O*NET OnLine retrieved December 2019)