Welding Technology

Program Information

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.

Locations of Program:

Poplarville Campus
Forrest County Campus
Hancock Campus

Program Instructor Contact Information:

Heath Ladner
601.403.1240
hladner@prcc.edu
Poplarville Campus

Raymond Jarrell
228.467.7011
rjarrell@prcc.edu
Hancock Campus

Jonathan Williams
601.554.4681
jwilliams@prcc.edu
Forrest County Campus

Your natural abilities


  • Reading a ruler to 1/16
  • Adding and subtracting simple fractions
  • Listening and following directions

Classroom knowledge


  • Perform vertical & overhead (3G & 4G) limited thickness qualification tests on steel plate with SMAW process
  • Perform fillet welds (3F & 4F) & open root v-groove (3G & 4G) on plain carbon steel with GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW processes
  • 6G guided bend test on open root V-Groover pipe using the GTAW process and E-7018 electrodes
  • Perform welding operations to prepare welded fabrications from sketches or drawings created by instructor

Graduation options


  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
  • A.A.S.

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.

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