Welding Technology


C Buchanan
A Ybarra
L Valdez

Connie Buchanan
Business, Industrial, and Technical Studies Division Chair
(830) 591-7266

Albert Ybarra
Instructor - Uvalde
(830) 591-7231
Leopoldo Valdez, Jr.
Instructor - Uvalde
(830) 591-7230
R Villarreal

Richard Villarreal
Instructor - Uvalde

Richard Cisneros
Instructor - Crystal City



Welding Technology is a one-year certificate program for those who desire to gain advanced knowledge and skills in the field of welding.  Skills in Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting and Shielded Metal Arc Welding will be developed along with related learning in areas such as welding math, drafting, layout, blueprint reading and structural and pipe fabrication.  Students completing the certificate will be able to seek entry-level employment in pipe and structural welding.

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted through regular college admission procedures (see Admission Regulations section).  Students will receive a one-year Certificate upon satisfactory completion of the courses of study and upon making formal application for graduation (see Curricula section). 

College Board policy requires all students to take the TSI Assessment examination.  Students pursuing this one-year Certificate do not have to pass the TSI Assessment; however, those not scoring at the MATH 0302 level are encouraged to enroll in the appropriate developmental course.

Program of Study

Welding Technology Program of Study

Welding Technology Resources

Welding Textbook List


Occupational Profiles

Estimated Program Cost
2 Semesters

In District   Out of District
Tuition & Fees   $3,053.25   Tuition & Fees   $4,484.25
Room & Board   $3,600.00   Room & Board   $3,600.00
Books   $250.00   Books   $250.00
Equipment   $250.00   Equipment   $250.00
Total   $7,153.25   Total   $8,584.25