The Welding and Joining Technology program allows for students to gain hands-on experience with labs equipped for Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas-Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Flux- Core Arc Welding (FCAW), and Oxy-Acetylene Welding (OAW). Our welding labs are fully equipped and allow for an individual experience with each student having their own booth and limiting classes to 15 or 16 students.

We are fortunate enough to have over 100 years of experience between our four welding instructors. These men are constantly striving to expand upon and sharpen their skills by attending classes across the United States. The welding programs available to students are a Welding – Plate Certificate, Welding and Joining Technology Associate of Applied Science, Welding – Machine Tool Technology Certificate and a Welding and Joining Technology Certificate. These programs assure the student is prepared for jobs in heavy structural, pipe welding, or the maintenance welding field.

Eastern Wyoming College is an American Welding Society (AWS) accredited test center and our instructors are AWS certified inspectors and welders.

American Welding Society Accreditation

The American Welding Society (AWS) is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote and advance the technology and application of welding. AWS offers certification programs to assist the industry in identifying welders and providing professional opportunities for these men and women to demonstrate their qualifications and contributions to the industry. AWS supports over 60,000 members and creates several publications ranging from the Welding Journal to technical publications like charts and books. Additionally, AWS hosts several educational programs through conferences and seminars to qualified U.S. Welding programs and supports education through scholarships to students. To learn more about AWS, visit




Welding Tool List

First Year Second Year
Tool Box (Should not exceed 9” x 14”x 22”) Half Round Bastard File
Leather, Hard Sole Industrial Work Boots File Handle
Slip Joint Pliers 16 oz. Ballpeen Hammer
Diagonal Pliers Flashlight
Combination Square Wedges
10” Adjustable Wrench Cold Chisel
Locking Pliers Hand Wire Brush
Screwdriver Knee Pads
*Angle Protractor TIG Gloves
Tape Measure Center Punch
12” Mill File 4 ½” Grinder
File Handle Chipping Hammer
Lock and Key 1 Root Bead Brush for Grinder
*Safety Glasses (with side shields) 4-1/2 x 1/8 Grinding Wheels
*Cutting-Welding Goggles
*Welding Gloves
*Tip Cleaner
Welder’s Cap
*Cap-Sleeve-Bib (Leather)
* 6” Steel Rule
Welding Helmet (Cannot be auto-darkening)
5 Clear Plastic Cover Plates

* The above tools are sold at the EWC Bookstore, along with books and other supplies.