Clay Dowdle

Lead Instructor
Welding Technology
(828) 652-0689
Universal Advanced Manufacturing

Welding Technology

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses provide  students with industry-standard skills developed through online training and practical application.

Potential Careers

Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Where Do Graduates Work in McDowell County and Western NC?

Welders are in demand in  McDowell County and Western NC in the metal fabrication industry, the healthcare  industry, the manufacturing industry, the construction industry,  and various fields and industries.

Why Choose this Program?

The welding industry offers numerous career opportunities for those trained in welding, with a wide variety of jobs, such as working on bridges, buildings, pressure vessels, and heat exchangers, to name a few. Additionally, there are opportunities available across many exciting industries, including construction, engineering, automobile, and aerospace.

Typical Salary (Entry-Level)

35,000 – 65,000

Typical Salary (Mid-Career)

50,000 – 100,000 plus

Career Information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor.

Related classes and additional information can be found in the MTCC Catalog