Welding Technology

Welding skills can be used for joining beams in high-rise buildings, repairing pipelines, and creating metal art. This program provides hands-on training in blueprint interpreting, fabrication, ultrasonic testing, welding inspection, and more. Graduates are employed in fields like construction, engineering, oil and gas, and industrial inspection.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters

    Lay out, assemble, install, or maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, or related hydraulic or pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, or industrial production or processing systems.


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  • Sheet Metal Workers

    Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Solderers and Brazers

    Braze or solder together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using soldering iron, torch, or welding machine and flux.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Structural Iron and Steel Workers

    Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

    Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.


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  • Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

    Set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies. Includes workers who operate laser cutters or laser-beam machines.


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