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Welding Technology

Welding

Program Description

Are you passionate about creating, fixing, and working with your hands? Do you find satisfaction in seeing the tangible results of your hard work? If so, a career in welding might be the perfect fit for you. 

At Tri-County Career Center, we offer a comprehensive 660-hour Welding Technology program designed to fuel your passion and transform it into a rewarding career. Our program is more than just a course; it's a stepping stone to a future filled with opportunities. 

We equip you with the essential skills, knowledge, and attitudes to kickstart your journey in the welding profession. Our expert instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, and hands-on approach to learning ensure that you're not just learning - you're preparing for real-world success.

Areas of Study

This class includes training in:

  • Welding safety
  • Oxyfuel cutting
  • Base metal preparation
  • MIG Welding
  • TIG Welding
  • Stick Welding
  • Flux Core Welding 
  • Fabrication
  • OSHA
  • Structural welding 

Professional Certifications and Industry Credentials

Students may have the opportunity for:

  • D1.1 3/8" AWS Structural Steel Certifications
  • D9.1 Sheet Metal Certifications

In addition, successful students will earn the following certifications:

  • OHSA-10 Certification
  • ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) 

Career Opportunities

Welders are in big demand in a number of fields including manufacturing, oil & gas, transportation, and heavy equipment. Welding occupations include fabricators, pipe welders, bridge welders, and structural welders.

Wages vary, but the average hourly wage is $12 to $17 starting out. 

Instructor

Brian Withem