Pearl River Community College

Welding and Cutting Technologies

Program Information

Location(s) of Program: Forrest County Center

Brief Description of Program: Program options include: a 30-hour certificate, a 45-hour technical certificate or a 60-hour AAS in Applied Science. In the Welding and Cutting Technologies Associate degree program, students learn proper methods of welding and cutting with multiple processes currently used in the trade. Students will also learn and apply safety procedures as per industry standards. Each student will receive an NCCR National Certification upon program completion.

Essential Requirements of a person in this career field: Typical requirements for entering the field include: a sound work ethic, ability to consistently produce quality results, good decision-making and time management skills, detail oriented, highly motivated to succeed and willing to adhere to a drug-free environment.

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Possible Careers in this Program: Careers include but are not limited to: work in power plants, assimilated production, pressure vessels, shipyards, pipeline, offshore and oil refineries.

What a student can expect from a career in this field: Excellent compensation and longevity in an opportunistic environment.

Possible earnings of jobs in these career field: Earnings range from $10 - $22 per hour for entry level and an established worker can increase their pay exponentially over time with hard work and dedication.

Mission of Program: To provide excellent workers in the welding field with a strong safety culture and craftsmanship that cannot be matched.

Goals of Program: To shape the mind of today’s workers into safe, dependable, desirable personnel suited for today’s job market.