High School

Two-Year Programs

Welding Technology

Industrial Welding

Butler Tech Welding Technology Program Overview

Butler Tech Welding Technology offers students the opportunity to explore the vast possibilities in the welding industry. With in-depth training using the latest technologies, the creative and literal sparks fly as students work alongside each other to gain hands-on experience for a lucrative career.

Student Organization

Welding Technology students participate in SkillsUSA, a student business organization which empowers members with a structured program that promotes citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. Students have the opportunity to compete at regional, state and national levels.

College Tech Prep Program

Welding Technology combines college-like instruction with hands—on activities to prepare students for the technical occupations of the future, providing a pathway to an associate degree or beyond. College Tech Prep programs provide advanced skills in math, science, communication and technologies.

Graduate from high school ready for an entry level position, earn field certifications and the option to earn college credits to apply to a college degree. Continue your education as an apprentice or at a trade school or two–or four–year college.

Program Highlights

Industry Overview

No matter how sophisticated technology becomes, one thing remains constant in the manufacturing world: metal must be joined to metal, and only qualified Welding Technicians can do this vital job. Skilled welders are in high demand in the booming industry. From skyscrapers to the deep sea, robotics to automated vehicles, welders are a part of building just about everything, everywhere.

Course Work

• Basic metallurgy
• Blueprint reading
• Metal fabrication
• Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
• Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
• Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
• Shielded Metal Arc Welding
• Carbon arc cutting
and gouging
• Materials science inspection
and testing
• Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) safety
• Oxyfuel and plasma cutting
• Welding symbols interpretation


• American Welding
Society (AWS)