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Welding

  • J Juneau
  • K Ketchikan
  • S Sitka

Skilled, certified welders can find work on construction sites, in petroleum-related industries and in many jobs where heavy equipment is being used. Their services are needed for shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, bridges, pipelines, power plants and refineries.

Program Contacts

In Juneau:

Casey Bain

Casey N. Bain, B.A.

Career Education Program Coordinator

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In Ketchikan:

Profile: Gail Klein

Gail Klein, B.B.A.

Student Services Manager, Title IX Resource Staff

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In Sitka:

David Felts

David Felts

Student Services Manager, Academic Advisor, Title IX Resource

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Consider an Occupational Endorsement

A great path to earning a competetive wage and becoming part of a dynamic and challenging industry that is always evolving and adapting to a changing world.

Begin your path to a career in welding with our General Welding Occupational Endorsement from the University of Alaska Southeast. Welding is one of the most sought-after trades in the U.S. and skilled certified welders are in high demand.  Union and non-union apprenticeships are possible, both locally and statewide. UAS offers basic, intermediate and advanced topics in welding courses. You will gain materials preparation skills, a variety of welding techniques, and the ability to assess your quality of work. Instructors combine classroom lecture and study materials with plenty of hands on opportunities for building your skills and experience in a variety of welding techniques. This training program introduces oxyfuel cutting, shielded metal arc welding, and gas metal arc welding. The classes also provide you with the opportunity to develop advanced techniques for becoming a welding technician and earning an Occupational Endorsement Certificate.

Occupational endorsements are programs of study designed to give students intensive training in a specific occupational field.

Please refer to the Academic Catalog for a list of required courses. 

Typically an occupational endorsement is less than 30 credits, and is not an eligible program for financial aid. 


Potential positions for welding technicians include:
  • Welder and solderer
  • Boilermaker
  • Iron worker
  • Welding fitter
  • Plumber
  • Pipefitter
  • Sheet metal worker

Faculty & Staff

Steffen Frazier

Steffen Frazier

Assistant Professor, Welding Technology

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Allen Puckett

Allen Puckett

Assistant Professor, Welding Technology

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Ryan Houtcooper

Ryan Houtcooper

Assistant Professor of Welding

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