Welding Technology


The Welding Technology Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same equipment used by business and industry.  Students learn various welding processes including but not limited to shilded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding.
Students learn to perform welding skills in all positions and are able to acquire knowledge and experience in welding, layout, and fitting skills in order to prepare students for careers in gas welding, arc welding, specialty welding, and/or other areas of welding. 

Graduates are qualified to pass entry-level certification tests as required by business and industry.  Employment opportunities are available as a welder in:

  • General fabrication shops
  • Construction sites
  • Pressure vessel shops
  • Maritime industry and shipyards of the Texas Gulf Coast Region
  • Petro-Chemical Industry

 According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be nearly 450,000 welding jobs available in 2017.

The Welding Technology Program at Galveston College offers a certificate in basic welding skills as well as exit points for advanced and high technology skills in welding.


To view degree plans click the links below:

Multiple Processes Certificate/Level One- Entry

Basic Fitting Certificate /Level One- Advanced

Basic Qualified Welder Certificate- Level Two- Advanced 

Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology


To view program cost click the links below: 

Cost Obligation- Multi process/Level One- Entry

Cost Obligation- Basic Fitting/Level One- Advanced

Cost Obligation- Basic Qualified Welder/Level Two- Advanced

Cost Obligation- Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology




The Galveston College Welding program is a NCCER accredited training facility. Four NCCER certificates are attainable through this program to include: NCCER Core, Welding Level 1, Welding Level 2, and Welding Level 3. This will go along with the three Certificates of Completion from Galveston College. 



Admissions Requirements

1) Complete the Galveston College Admissions Application and submit to the Office of Admissions. For more information on the admissions process and other admission requirements visit the Admission's Homepage.
2) Complete the online Federal Student Aid Application at www.fafsa.ed.gov for more information regarding Financial Aid priority dates and time lines refer to Galveston College’s Financial Aid Homepage.
3) Schedule an appointment with your Student Success Advisor to discuss degree plans, tuition cost, registration, graduation, and any other academic inquiries.

Student Success Advisor
Amanda Lozano
7626 Broadway Galveston, Texas 77554
Office #: 409-944-1401
Email: alozano@gc.edu

The Interim Program Director/Instructor for the Welding Technology Program is Donna Swartz.  For more information on the Professor, current course offerings, with the corresponding course syllabus click on the instructor's name above.  

Equipment and books are required during the first week of class. Please contact the Welding Program Director for current book and equipment list.

For more information contact:

 Donna Swartz at 409-944-1493 or dswartz@gc.edu


Amanda Lozano at 409-944-1401 or alozano@gc.edu


Updated 6/16/2016 - Content Author alozano