Welding Associate of Applied Science degree

In almost everyone’s lifetime we are faced with situations where the knowledge of joining metals is necessary. Welding has become very complex and very technical. The Grayson College welding program will prepare you for most of the basic welding processes to join such metals as carbon, aluminum, and stainless steel, which will provide you with the information and training to step directly into employment. The Grayson College Welding program will also prepare you for many types of employment related to welding, such as: engineering, quality control, manufacturing technician, etc.

The Grayson College Welding program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree and two certificate of completions that train students in Combination Welding and Structural Welding.

Many of the Welding courses may be taken for non-credit through the College's Continuing Education division. Classes are available on the Main Campus and the South Campus. 

Course Requirements

  • Grayson College requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Some of the courses require prerequisites. Refer to the GC catalog for specific information.
  • Certificate programs are TSI waived.
  • The Associate of Applied Science Degree requires successful completion of the TSI requirements.

Capstone Experience

To earn a certificate in this program, all students must successfully complete a comprehensive exit exam prior to graduation.

Degree Plan

View the degree plan to see what courses will be taken.

Career Pathways

Achieving your educational goals in the shortest amount of time possible, and possibly collecting credentials along the way, will help you join the workforce faster. There are a number of ways to reach your goal, and Grayson College's "Pathways" will help you visualize this important journey you are about to begin. Visit Career Pathways.

Anticipated Costs for Four Semesters

Tuition for 60 hours - View 2015-2016 Tuition and Mandatory Fees

Additional expected costs to complete this program:

Lab Fees


Matriculation Fees


Parking Fees


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TSI Assessment


Approximate Total

$3,3130.00 (plus tuition and mandatory fees)

 On-campus housing (room and board) is extra. Prices are subject to change without notice.


Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid is available to eligible students enrolled in this program, including loans, grants, scholarships and work study jobs. All students should visit the Paying for College page for valuable information and resources. All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov. (GC’s school code in Step Six is 003570) and a GC Application for Financial Aid available on the GC website on the Paying for College page. All applications should be filed by March 31st to ensure full consideration.

The Grayson College Foundation awards thousands of scholarship dollars to deserving students every year. Once you complete the FAFSA process, consider submitting an application for a scholarship. The priority deadline is March 15; however, applications are accepted until funds are depleted for the year. Learn more by visiting Scholarships.

Local Employers

  • ACS
  • B-Line
  • Caterpillar
  • Champion Cooler
  • Custom Bodies
  • Dutec
  • Magna-Fab
  • Meuller Construction
  • Progress Rail
  • Plyler Construction
  • Weld-Co


For more program information please contact:

Welding Program Director Alan McAdams, CWS, CWI


 View a printable program brochure