The TVCC Welding program is designed to train students for an entry-level position in the welding industry.  Employment opportunities are available both locally and globally.  For example in Athens, Texas employment opportunities are available in the fabrication of steel buildings.

Additional employment opportunities are in the following industries:

  • shipyards on the coast
  • oil fields,
  • aero-space
  • automotive
  •  industry
  • electrical generating plants 


If you are interested in travel, there are welding jobs in the oil fields of North Africa, The North Sea, Russia and the former Soviet Union, China, Central and South America. 

According to the most recent publication of the U.S. Department of Labor's  Occupational Outlook Handbook, from 2010 to 2020 employment of welding specialists is expected to grow 15 percent.  The following videos provides additional information on welding careers in the State of Texas. These video were produced by the Texas Genuine project whose Web site provides information on workforce careers. 

Degrees & Certificates Offered from the TVCC:
Welding - AAS

Pipe Welding -- Athens Campus

TIG Welding -- Palestine Campus

Arc Welding -- Area High School Only

Course Descriptions:
View all Welding course descriptions

Some of our pictures

For additional information, contact:
Mr. Tom Sheram

Athens Campus Office Hours:
M-Th 8am-4:30pm
Fr 8am-11:30am

Palestine Campus
Mr. Keith Patton

Terrell Campus
Mr. Bradley Daniel


~  Last Modified by rbrittain@tvcc.edu June 2017  ~