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About the Program

This fast-paced, 48-week program is taught by instructors certified by the American Welding Society (AWS). Eighty percent of graduates are hired within three months of graduation. Graduates have the skills to create new products; repair existing products; and work in the mining, manufacturing, construction, transportation and agricultural industries. Study in welding technology includes instruction in welding theory, blueprint reading, fabrication techniques, weld quality control, properties of materials, basic metallurgy, welder qualification testing, destructive and nondestructive testing principles and methods, safety in welding and cutting and occupational orientation.

Completion of the certificate program gives you the option of moving on to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding Technology.

How to Apply

  • Step 1: Admission into the GBC CTE programs.

  • Step 2: MTC Scholarship Application. Application deadline for the MTC Scholarship is March 1. Please click the link above to access the MTC Scholarship application. This will open up the application in .pdf format. We recommend you save the file to your computer prior to completing and also save the completed form. You’ll need to print the completed form and submit with the other documents required (listed on page 2 of the application document).

  • Step 3: GBC General Application for Admission. Must be completed to receive GBC Student ID number.

Battle Mountain: (775) 635-2318
Ely: (775) 289-3589
Pahrump Valley & Tonopah: (775) 727-2000
Winnemucca: (775) 623-4824


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Christine Marshall: 775.753.2175, christine.marshall(a)

Bret Murphy: 775.753.2217, bret.murphy(a)

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