Find an accredited trade school or technical college near you with welding certificate training classes and welding technology associate degree programs.
Welder certification training programs can take 3 months to 2 years and the credit hours generally total between 18-40 depending on your trade school program. An associate degree in welding technology is generally 2 years going full time and 60 to 80 credit hours.
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Welding Career Information
“How much money do welders make?
Welders earn a median annual wage of $39,390. The lowest ten percent made $26,800 while the top ten percent brought in more than $62,000 annually. Pay is determined by various measures such as skill, which industry the welder is in, and the size of the company.”[ref]
“To become a professional welder, you must first either graduate high school or obtain your GED. After that, the requirements may vary by employer.
Trade or vocational schools offer diplomas in welding and community colleges offer associate’s degrees in welding technology. Through both types of courses, you will take physics, chemistry, blueprint reading, metallurgy, mechanical drawing, and shop math.”[ref]
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Trade Schools with Welding Programs
Listed colleges are accredited and offer financial aid assistance to those who qualify.
- Pittsburgh Technical College
- New England Institute of Technology
- Tulsa Welding School
- Southern Careers Institute
- Fortis Institute
- Iowa Central Community College
- Midwest Technical Institute
- Rockford Career College
- Lincoln Technical Institute
- Delta Technical Collage
- All State Career
- Arizona Automotive Institute
All colleges are not listed here, use the search application to find your local options.