The Welding Program allows students to enter welding classes at their level of expertise. Students work on welding skills which give them the ability to progress through competencies and exit at the welding expertise desired. Students learn the necessary skills without undue repetition in order to reach entry-level at a faster pace. Competency levels are correlated with requirements of all applicable welding codes.
All welding courses are taught using AWS standards and procedures. Students learn basic oxygen acetylene welding, oxygen acetylene cutting, and beginning arc welding in the beginning course. In the Welding Technology course students have the opportunity to become skilled in shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding. Skills also include drawing and welding symbol interpretation, air carbon arc cutting, plasma arc cutting, gas metal arc welding pulsed aluminum, and pipe welding.
Two Certificates Available:
Welding Intermediate Technician (600 hours)
This course is designed to give the student an overview of the welding industry with familiarization of welding machines and processes. Safety as related to the welding industry and basic oxygen acetylene welding, oxygen acetylene cutting, and beginning arc welding skills are stressed.
Welding Advanced Technician (990 hours)
This individualized program will prepare students for many American Welding Society (AWS) certifications and for the many high paying jobs available in the welding industry. Students learn technical information and skills training in welding all positions on both plate and pipe material. Students learn and experience advanced subjects such as: industrial welding, basic oxygen acetylene cutting, arc welding, mig welding, plasma cutting, TIG welding, and pipe welding; and will choose one of these areas to specialize in. Students will also learn fabrication of weldments and blueprint reading.
- Welding is an open-entry/open-exit program
- Welding is offered in both Roosevelt and Vernal
- Classes are held daily and correspond to Union High School and Uintah High School’s schedules
- Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
- Available to High School Students and Adult Students. Adult classes are held daily along with High School Students and there’s also two evenings per week available on both campuses click here to see the class schedule.
- There are two Welding Certificates available
Student Entrance Requirements
Math 8.0 Grade Level
Reading 8.0 Grade Level
Program Cost Estimate
Welding Intermediate Technician
Books & Supplies: $200*
Welding Advanced Technician
Books & Supplies: $200*
Tuition and fees are based on program completion in the hours specified for the program length.
*Tuition and Books are subject to change
There are Financial Aid opportunities for Welding.
Federal Financial Aid: NO
VA Qualified: YES
Jobs in welding include: welder/fitter, combination welder, pipe and pressure vessel welder, welding inspections, sales, engineering, product research and development.
For more information:
Jeff Taniguchi- Vernal Welding Instructor 435-725-7125
or Kevin Mitchell- Roosevelt Welding Instructor 435-722-6919
Placement Rate Methodology:
Following is a list of allowable exclusions for determining placement rate.
Allowable Exclusions A. Students who transferred to another program within the institution; B. Students who received a 100% refund of tuition after withdrawal from the program or those who stopped attending class after the first day; C. Students documented to be unavailable to earn a credential in their programs OR to gain employment in the field/related field due to situations such as pregnancy, other serious health-related issues (physical/mental/behavioral), caring for ill family members, incarceration, death, etc. D. Secondary students (Some institutions may be required to report completion rate data for secondary students on a separate form.)
- Select proper welding equipment and accessories
- Apply proper heat or pressure to bond materials
- Weld with oxygen/acetylene SMAW, GMAW
- Align and feed work pieces
- Toxic gasses and fumes present at times
- Must be able to withstand heat and cold
- Adjust equipment to properly weld materials
- Set machine guides and work holding devices
- Cut with plasma arc and acetylene processes
- Protective safety clothing must be worn at all times
- Indoors and outdoors