Welding | Technical College of the LowCountry



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The Career

Welders use hand-held or remotely controlled equipment to join or cut metal parts. They also fill holes, indentations, or seams of metal products. Welders primarily in outdoor conditions but may also work indoors in confined areas. Welders are in-demand locally and the need is expected grow exponentially with the development of the Jasper Ocean Terminal.

Skilled welders with up-to-date training will have the best job opportunities. The S.C. annual mean wage for welders is $42,240, according to 2016 reports from U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

TCL classes are taught by  certified, experienced welding instructors and offered onsite at the Hampton Campus.

Financial Assistance may be available through WIOA, SNAP, Voc. Rehab, GI Bill®, and the Transitioning Military Training Program.

The cost of each course is $1,095.

To register for any welding course, please complete the 2020 Welding Application.

Oxygen/Acetylene Introduction – 72 hours

Introduction to basic Oxygen/Acetylene welding, cutting, brazing, safety, setup and maintenance of oxy-fuel welding, and cutting equipment, supplies and plasma cutting.

ARC/Stick Basic – 72 hours

Introduction to basic ARC welding tips and techniques, including safety, striking an arc, choosing electrodes and running a bead.

MIG Basic – 72 hours

Introduction to basic MIG setup, maintenance and operation of Metal Inert Gas welding equipment safely including fluxcore. 

TIG Basic – 72 hours

Introduction into basic TIG setup, maintenance and operation of Tungsten Inert Gas welding equipment safely. 

  • Basic Welding Program- Includes all four (4) courses above
  • Students are required to wear steel-toed work boots and a hat
  • Total Hours: 288 + 10 hrs. Certification

 *(Includes Cost of One Certification) 

Please download and complete 2020 Welding Application




Rodney Mays

Program Coordinator, CE Non-Credit



Business & Industrial Technologies

Bldg 24/Room 106

Tiffany Harrison

CE Administrative Coordinator



Continuing Education

Bldg 22, Rm 106