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Welding Engineering Technology Department

About the Program

Established in 1984, Ferris State University's nationally recognized Welding Engineering Technology program is the largest of its kind in the United States. Since its inception the program has had major revisions in response to constituent feedback. The program is designed to produce plant-level welding engineering technology graduates who are involved in the concept, design and engineering of weldments and implementation of welding processes. This overall knowledge of weldments and the ability to engineer welding and joining systems produces graduates who are in great demand and highly compensated.

Virtual Tour

The fall 2021 academic semester has started at Ferris State University! The Welding Technology (WELT) AAS and Welding Engineering Technology (WELE) BS degree program courses are a mixture of face-to-face and online formats.  We are open for individual student/family visits during this COVID-19 pandemic period.  All precautions will be taken to ensure a safe visit!  If you wish to delay an on-site visit, you can still take a Virtual Tour of the newly renovated Swan Annex Expansion.


Jeffrey Carney
Professor/Program Coordinator
Faculty Office Telephone: 231-591-2952
Welding Engineering Technology Program Telephone: 231-591-2511
Email: [email protected]

A $30 million collaborative investment by the State of Michigan and Ferris State University was recently on display when expanded and renovated areas of the Swan Technical Arts Building Annex were dedicated.

Swan Annex Expansion and Renovation Completed for Fall 2018

Swan AnnexThe Bachelor of Science in Welding Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC-ABET),


Welding Engineering Technology Marketplace