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About our Welding Programs

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How to Get Started

To get started in the Welding Technology program for college credit, complete the admissions process at Mountain View or Eastfield colleges. When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Welding Technology program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Get detailed information about the courses required for associate degrees and certificates in Welding Technology.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Each of the Dallas County Community College District’s seven colleges — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — is individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Related Programs

Not sure what you want to study? You might also be interested in other technical/mechanical programs such as Auto Body Technology or Engine Technology or in construction programs such as Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology or Electrical Technology.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of our degree plans by college or visit our credit programs home page.

Instructor Profiles

Our Welding instructors have a wealth of real-world experience in their field, so they can relate to the challenges you’ll face. Our instructors work closely with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and on the job.

See profiles of some of our Welding instructors.

Link for More Information

Note: The link to the following website is provided for your convenience and information and does not constitute any official endorsement.

The American Welding Society is the primary resource for education, certification and careers in the welding profession. Founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization, AWS covers the field from factory floor to high-rise construction and military weaponry to home products. Its goal is to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying.

Transfer Information

Welding  courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Contact Us

If you have questions about any of our Welding programs that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.