Welding Technology Coordinator
In accordance with the overall mission and the strategic plan of Hill College, the Department of Welding seeks to provide a learning-centered environment of quality educational courses that ensures students complete their degrees, gain entry into the field of welding, and are responsive to the changing needs of business/industry.
Welding at Hill College
Course OfferingsCourses offered at Hill College include but are not limited to the following:
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
- Pipe Welding
- Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welding
- Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) Welding
- Blue Print Reading for Welders
- Welding Codes
- Safety, Tools, & Equipment
Hill College also offers Continuing Education courses in the Welding field to update existing skills or for special projects.
What is Tech-Prep?
Tech-Prep is a partnership of secondary schools, area business/industry/labor, community leaders, parents, students, and postsecondary institutions. The primary goal is to ensure that students leave high school with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to participate in a high-skill, high-wage economy and to participate fully as productive members of their community.
Hill College offers a Certificate of Completion in Basic Arc Welding and Semi-Automatic Welding. Completion of additional classes leads to a Certificate of Completion in Special Arc Welding Skills. After completing the last group of classes, the student is awarded a Certificate of Technology in Welding Technology. Upon successful completion of the Special Arc Welding Skills Certificate, students are eligible to receive AWS entry level welder status.
Associate of Applied Science
Upon completion of the required technical and academic courses, the student will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Welding Technology or Associate of Applied Science/Tech Prep Degree in Welding Technology, each well respected degrees in the Welding industry.
Graduates of the Hill College Welding Technology Program are employed in well paying jobs throughout Texas. Some graduates work in foreign countries such as Japan.
Program OutcomesGraduates will be able to:
- Communicate ideas and information effectively both orally and in writing.
- Selection, set up, and use of basic hand tools, power tools and equipment in a variety of conditions.
- Develop welding process parameters/procedures, destructively and non-destructively test results and inspect to recognized standards.
- Select tools, equipment and materials based on characteristics and properties for necessary welding procedure.
- Use of basic math skills and geometry to identify and solve problems.
- Solve weld design problems, design welded joints and size welds.
- Demonstrate workplace skills and customer relations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.