Jul 25, 2024  
Butler Community College 2024-25 Catalog 
Butler Community College 2024-25 Catalog

Welding Technology (AAS)

Program Information

The Butler welding program will prepare you for a career in welding. You will learn the SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and Oxy-fuel welding processes, all as applied to both ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as position and out of position welding. You will also learn numerous industry recognized cutting processes, both manual and CNC (computer numerically controlled), receive in-depth training in Blueprint Reading and Metallurgy, and have the opportunity to become AWS certified in the SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW processes.

Butler Community College is committed to flexible pathways for our student’s success. Courses are offered in varying delivery formats; face-to-face, blended and online. When reviewing this pathway, please check the Class Schedule to identify which format the course is offered to make sure you are selecting the delivery modality that fits your needs.

Kansas State Wide Transfer course (T►)
Milestone Courses - 
Courses are considered essential for progress within a selected Pathway and are indicated by a diamond symbol (♦).
This course is offered online (O)


These classes are in high demand and fill quickly. Enrollment is limited.


Full-time instructor is a AWS Certified Welding educator (CWE) and an AWS certified Welding inspector (CWI).
The Welding Department is a participating organization in the AWS SENCE Program.

Additional Costs/Tool Requirement

Additional lab fees will be assessed to each program course and subject to change. Students are required to purchase their own tools and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Program Pathway Learning Outcomes

Click here to view this program’s assessment data. For more information or questions, please contact Phil Speary at pspeary@butlercc.edu or 316.322.3226.

Contact Information

Matthew Galbraith
Lead Instructor
Office: BOE 310

Fourth Term: 12 Credit Hours

Total Degree Pathway Credit Hours: 60

*Must start program courses in the fall cohort.