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Welding Technology


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. 


Brian Withem