Info Session in Crowley for Welding, Machine Tool Tech Programs

CROWLEY – South Louisiana Community College will be holding an information session about its Welding and Machine Tools Technology programs Monday, May 15 at 3 p.m. at the Crowley campus in room 109.

Each program starts in August and takes one year to complete. After successfully completing either program, students earn a technical diploma and 45 credit hours.

The Welding Program provides students with training in oxy-acetylene cutting, AC/DC shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding and tungsten inert gas welding. Students start with planning and layout work and progress to setting up and operating welding and cutting (Oxy-Fuel and Plasma) equipment.

Machine Tools Technology is the study of using machine tools to manufacture products and parts. Students in the program will learn to operate machine shop equipment such as manual lathes, milling machines, drill presses, surface grinders, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment.

The median annual wage for welders is about $37,000; the median annual wage for machinists is about $41,000.

SLCC’s Crowley campus is located at 1933 W. Hutchinson Avenue. Call (337) 788-7521 for more information.



South Louisiana Community College is a comprehensive community college that operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Lafayette, New Iberia, Opelousas, St. Martinville, and Ville Platte. The college serves more than 13,000 students annually and offers an array of academic programs. Students earn associate degrees, technical diplomas, certificates, and industry-based certifications. It is ranked 14th among the Top 100 Associate Degree Producers as determined by Community College Week.