The Welding program is designed to establish welding skills necessary for entry-level job placement and to enhance the skills of experienced welders in various arc welding processes used by industry. The program also provides welder certification training upon successful completion of this program. The student will be able to make quality welds, lay out and fabricate various pipe connections, perform repair work, and have knowledge of welding codes and blueprint reading.
Courses are taught year round during the day and evening for full-time and part-time students to accommodate a wide range of schedules.
The national average for annual earnings is $35,200 and the hourly earnings is $16.91. The top 10% annual earnings is $51,700 and the hourly earnings is $24.86.
Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024. Skilled welders with up-to-date training should have good job opportunities.