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Area of Study: Design, Manufacturing, Construction, and Applied Technologies
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Design, Manufacturing, Construction, and Applied Technologies
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Welding Technology

Learn to shape the world around us

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.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
16.06 Hourly Wage 464 Currently Employed
Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Includes rod busters.
464 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.27 % over the next four years.
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Sheet Metal Workers
18.33 Hourly Wage 992 Currently Employed
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.
992 Sheet Metal Workers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.95 % over the next four years.
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Structural Iron and Steel Workers
16.85 Hourly Wage 425 Currently Employed
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.
425 Structural Iron and Steel Workers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.59 % over the next four years.
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Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters
16.65 Hourly Wage 1981 Currently Employed
Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.
1981 Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.65 % over the next four years.
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Solderers and Brazers
16.65 Hourly Wage 1981 Currently Employed
Braze or solder together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using soldering iron, torch, or welding machine and flux.
1981 Solderers and Brazers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.65 % over the next four years.
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Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
16.53 Hourly Wage 110 Currently Employed
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.
110 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders are employed. This number is expected to decrease by 0.91 % over the next four years.
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Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters
21.26 Hourly Wage 3342 Currently Employed
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.
3342 Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.18 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Map

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Welding Tech- Code Welding
Welding Technology- Welding Inspection Specialization
Welding- Architectural & Ornamental Metals: Blacksmithing
Welding- Architectural & Ornamental Metals: Metal Sculpture


Certificate Level 1

Arch & Ornamental Metals: Blacksmithing Level I Welding Tech
Architectural and Ornamental Metals:metal Sculpture Welding
Inspection Welding Technology
Pipe Welding Welding Technology
Structural Welding Welding Technology
Ultrahigh Purity Piping Welding Technology
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