Those enrolled in the Welding program will need:


Required welding gear and PPE (personal protection equipment)

  • 1 ½" three ring binder & pocket folder
  • Lined notebook paper &graphing paper
  • #2 pencils, black ink pens & soapstone
  • SMAW welding gloves (leather)
  • Safety glasses
  • Tall steel toe boots
  • All natural fiber clothes (cotton/leather)
  • Long blue jeans w/out holes or welding approved pants
  • Welding jacket or welding sleeves
  • Welding hood "fix shade or auto darkening"
  • Welding cap/bandana


  • Ear plugs
  • Wire brush
  • Chipping hammer
  • 4 ½" grinder
  • 6" vise grips or channel locks
  • Mig Pliers "welpers"
  • Flash light
  • Tool bag or bucket
  • Tape measure

There is a $20 fee per course per semester for Welding. Most students are required to pay $60 for the first two students and $40 for the second year. 

If you have any questions, contact Mr. Hollon at ross.hollon@westgatech.edu or at


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