Tuition Free Welding Course @ Southwest TN CC


What Do I Learn In The Program?

Students learn the fundamentals of welding which includes:

  • Safety
  • Oxy-fuel cutting
  • Plasma arc cutting
  • Air carbon arc cutting and gouging
  • Base metal preparation
  • Weld quality
  • SMAW equipment and setup
  • SMAW electrodes
  • Beads and fillet welds
  • Joint fit-up and alignment
  • Groove welds with backing
  • Open V groove welds

How Much Could I Earn?

Check the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (opens new window) to learn about job openings, pay and career outlook for graduates of the Industrial Process Control Technology degree program.

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What Will It Cost?

Tuition is currently free to qualified students.

How Long Will It Take?

Welding is a 13 week non-credit course.

Why Choose Welding?

Welding is a highly compensated skillset with ample employment opportunities in the Memphis and surrounding area.

This program is part of the Department of Labor Grant Programs and Technologies Department.


Coordinator: Alicia Delbridge
Phone: 901-333-4845

This workforce product is funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.


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