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Welding Technology

Offered at the RELLIS Agriculture and Workforce Education Complex in Bryan and the A.W. Hodde Jr. Technical Education Center in Brenham, the Welding Technology Program offers college credit and non-credit courses in accordance with American Welding Society codes.

Complete the 60-hour Welding Technology AAS degree and you can earn the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) credential, a nationally recognized credential that qualifies students for jobs as structural welders, pipe welders, and maintenance welders. Welding certifications are offered through employers and based on an employer's specific test.

Welding Technology students are eligible to apply for Duddlesten Foundation scholarships scholarships while funds remain available.

Registration is Open for May, Summer, and Fall Classes!

Registration for May minimester, summer, and fall classes is now open! For assistance, contact Academic Advising or call Enrollment Services at 979-830-4800. You also can schedule a tour of any of our six campuses!

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The Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology, the Occupational Skills Award, and the Certificate Levels I and II in Welding Technology can be completed on the Brenham and RELLIS campuses.

Students who successfully complete the 60-hour Welding Technology AAS degree can earn the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) credential, a nationally recognized credential that qualifies students for jobs across the nation. Program graduates are qualified for jobs as structural welders, pipe welders, and maintenance welders. Welding certifications are offered through employers and based on an employer’s specific test. Blinn offers programs for welders of all types, from hobbyists looking to learn a new skill to those pursuing an associate degree and a career. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, welders, cutters, solderers and brazers earned a median salary of $47,540 per year in 2022. Welders in select industries have the opportunity to earn significantly more.

The hands-on skills development curriculum includes entry-level to advanced levels in a variety of welding processes such as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), basic metallurgy, and inspection procedures based on industry welding codes.

Students pursuing the Welding Technology Degree are eligible to apply for Duddlesten Foundation scholarships while funds remain available.

Blinn students also can apply for more than 300 scholarships through the Endowed Scholarship Application.

To register or to learn more, contact the campus where you are interested in taking courses:

Brenham (A.W. Hodde, Jr. Technical Education Center):
Address: 2910 S. Blue Bell Rd., Brenham, TX 77833
Phone: 979-830-4443

Bryan and RELLIS Campus:
Address: 301 Post Office St., Bryan, TX 77805
Phone: 979-209-7205

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