Welding Technology – Advanced

Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate

The Welding Technology program prepares the graduate to enter the construction pipe welding field. Training includes Oxy/Fuel cutting, Plasma cutting and welding with TIG (GTAW), Stick (SMAW), MIG (GMAW), and Flux Core on carbon steel plate and pipe and stainless-steel plate and pipe. This training prepares the student to meet the demands and develop the skills necessary to have a career as a pipe welder in the construction industry. Candidates interested in this program should be interested in working with their hands, not be afraid of heights, enjoy the challenges of working outside in an industrial setting and be willing to travel across the country for work.

This program will prepare graduates for certification tests in specific welding codes, such as AWS D1.1 – Structural code and ASME B31.1 – Boiler and Pressure Vessel welding code. The welding technology program also positions a student to earn nationally recognized credentials from completion of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum used in the program.

The Welding Technology program is a limited admission program admitting student in the Fall term for daytime classes. Students wishing to enter this program will need to pass a drug screen test to be eligible for admission.

Program Details

  • 2 Semesters
  • 750 Clock Hours

Class Options

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Career Outlook*

Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The nation’s aging infrastructure will require the expertise of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers to help rebuild bridges, highways, and buildings.

The median annual wage for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers was $39,390 in May 2016.

Average or Median Salary

$39,390

*All career data on this page, such as occupation description, career outlook and salary information reflects the national average and was sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.