Hill College


Contact Us

Brian Bennett
Welding Technology Coordinator/Instructor
(817) 760-5555

Joe Price
Welding Instructor - Hillsboro Campus
(254) 659-7984

Dave Frederick
Welding Instructor - Cleburne Campus
(817) 760-5558

Mission Statement

The Hill College Department of Welding provides a learning-centered environment of relevant quality training that ensures students complete their degree(s), gain entry into the field of welding, and are responsive to the changing needs of business/industry.

Welding Education Plan

Hill County Campus Tool List 2015-16

Johnson County Campus Tool List 2015-16



Course Offerings

Courses offered at Hill College include but are not limited to the following:
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Pipe Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) Welding
  • Blue Print Reading for Welders
  • Welding Codes
  • Safety, Tools, & Equipment

Hill College also offers Continuing Education courses in the Welding field to update existing skills or for special projects.


Hill College offers a Certificate of Completion in Basic Arc Welding and Semi-Automatic Welding. Completion of additional classes leads to a Certificate of Completion in Special Arc Welding Skills. After completing the last group of classes, the student is awarded a Certificate of Technology in Welding. Upon successful completion of the Special Arc Welding Skills Certificate, students are eligible to receive AWS entry level welder status.

Associate of Applied Science

Upon completion of the required technical and academic courses, the student will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Welding Technology , a well respected degree in the Welding industry.

Graduates of the Hill College Welding Technology Program are employed in well paying jobs throughout Texas. Some graduates work in foreign countries such as Japan.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of industrial safety standards to both field and factory environments.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in multiple welding processes, and principles of fabrication.
  3. Apply knowledge of the characteristics of metallurgy, to industrial joining techniques, material joining processes, and manufacturing standards.
  4. Understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities and their implications related to the practice of welding technology in a global/social context.
  5. Use workplace skills to promote profit, product, and service quality as related to the welding industry.