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Industrial Welding

Industrial Welding


The Industrial Welding program provides the opportunity to develop competence in welding procedures and practices. Students who successfully complete the program will have an opportunity to take the Welder Performance Qualification test as established by the American Welding Society and the D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel.


Mr. Claycomb

Mr. Claycomb began teaching at NCC in August, 2003, and has been a member of the American Welding Society and Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI) since 2014. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a BS in Secondary Education, as well as Industrial Technology and has attained a 99-year Vocational Certification. He has worked in the field as a welder and is also an instructor in the Career Center's Welding Adult Education program. 

Contact Mr. Claycomb
Phone: 816-858-5505 x1717   



Hourly Wage*

Average Salary*

Machine Operator

$ 17.98

$ 37,400


$ 18.91

$ 39,330

Welding Inspector

$ 21.40

$ 44,510


$ 21.80

$ 22.70

Underwater Welder

$ 45,340

$ 47,210

Robotic Technician

$ 30.28

$ 62,970


$ 32.02

$ 66,600

Oil Rig Welder

$ 32.02

$ 32.25

Sheet Metal Worker

$ 66,600

$ 67,070

* Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2019

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The "Missouri's Hot Jobs" report suggests which occupations are most likely to be in demand through 2018, according to the Missouri Economic Research Information Center (MERIC).


  • Safety

  • Welding Terminology

  • Welding Theory

  • Basic Metallurgy

  • Blueprint Reading

  • Welding Symbols

  • Fabrication

  • Shielded Metal Art Welding

  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding


  • Students may receive up to 18 dual credit hours from Metropolitan Community College.

  • Program completers can receive up to 12 college credit hours from Missouri Western State University.


Click the tree below to view an interactive Industrial Welding career exploration guide.

welding tree

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