May 2015

College Wide Meeting

Student Center Classrom/Upward Bound Program/Andalusia



Program Description

Are you interested in how things are built... how objects are joined together? The process of welding uses heat to permanently bond objects together. Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, building and bridge construction, and thousands of other manufacturing activities. The Welding Department at LBWCC prepares students for a broad background in welding with many diverse employment options. The program includes fundamental processes and skills, with an emphasis on students earning nationally-recognized certifications.


Technical Requirements

  •   SMAW Fillet OFC 

  •   SMAW Fillet OFC Lab

  •   SMAW Fillet/PAC/CAC 

  •   SMAW Fillet/PAC/CAC Lab

  •   Shielded Metal Arc Welding Groove

  •   Shielded Metal Arc Welding Groove Lab

  •   Gas Metal ARC/Flux Cored Arc Welding

  •   Gas Metal ARC/Flux Cored Arc Welding Lab

  •   Special Topics Lab (Non-Consumable Welding)

  •   Special Topics 

  •   Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

  •   Special Topics in Welding Technology

  •   Gas Tungsten Arc Lab

  •   GTAW Stainless Pipe Lab

  •   SMAW Carbon Pipe Lab

  •   Industrial Blueprint Reading


General Education Requirements

  •   Orientation

  •   Introductory Technical English I

  •   Introductory Mathematics I

  •   Oral Communication Skills

  •   Introductory Computer Skills   

Total Credit Hours - 60


Job Opportunities & Salary

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, candidates with up-to-date skills and training should see good job opportunities. Employment of workers in the welding profession is expected to grow around 6% for all occupations over the 2012-2022 period.  The 2012 median hourly earnings for welders and cutters were $17.45.


Program Features

  •   Open dialogue with students that promotes learning

  •   Automated welding techniques prepare students for new jobs in manufacturing

Click on the link below to view the Welding Gainful Employment Disclosure
Welding Gainful Employment Disclosure


David Brawner

Scott Cooper (AF-Ten Grant)
(334) 493-5356

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.