Dunwoody Welding Technology Certificate

Looking for a career as a welder? With the Welding Technology certificate, you’ll learn all the standard welding methods used in industry, including oxygen-fuel and cutting, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, and gas tungsten arc.

Train in our state-of-the-industry welding lab. Practice creating even, strong welds using both steel and aluminum alloys.

During your final semester, you’ll  plan, select materials for, and complete a welding fabrication project.

The program’s curriculum is closely aligned with standards set forth by the American Welding Society (AWS), which ensures you graduate with the skills employers are looking for.

All faculty members are AWS-certified welders, and students are encouraged to join the local AWS student chapter.

Credits earned in the Welding Technology certificate directly transfer into Dunwoody’s Welding & Metal Fabrication associate’s degree program.


” Learning by doing, trial and error, and actually getting your hands dirty will teach you things about yourself and your profession that a classic education will not. I can say wholeheartedly that I gained more confidence in myself as a professional in one year at Dunwoody than I did getting my bachelor’s at another four-year college. “

Jane Thompson

’18 Welding Technology

Welding Technology Class Topics Include:

  • Welding Theory
  • Welding Math, Prints & Symbols
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Welding Fabrication

Welding Certificate Requirements:

To view certificate requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Welding Technology

Student Organizations:

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Dunwoody Welding Club
  • Robotic Snow Plow Team
  • SkillsUSA

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Weld Shop

Practice various weld processes, including oxyacetylene welding and cutting, stick welding, wire feed welding, and tungsten inert gas welding.

  • 36 welding booths
  • 18 Lincoln C300 MIG/Stick Welders
  • 18 Miller Dynasty 280DX TIG/STICK Welders
  • Plasma Cutter
  • Bettenbender Metal Shear
  • Pirahna Ironworker
  • Jet Horizontal Saw
  • Do-All Horizontal Saw

Grinding Lab

Practice precision grinding (abrasive machining).

  • 7 precision surface grinders
  • 4 pedestal grinders
  • 2 Drill presses
  • 1 Do-All Horizontal Saw
  • 1 Do-All Chop Saw