Find an accredited trade school or technical college near you with welding diploma and welding technology associate degree programs. Read What Does A Welder Do? to learn more about the job.
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About Welder Training
How long are welder training programs? Trade school welder training programs take six months to 2 years and the credit hours generally total between 18-40 depending on your trade school program. A certificate of specialization will take between 3 months to 1 year. An associate degree in welding technology is generally 2 years going full time, or 60 to 80 credit hours.
What type of classes are in a welding associate’s degree program? A welding technology program will include concepts such as physics, chemistry, blueprint reading, metallurgy, mechanical drawing, and shop math.
Welding Trade Schools
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Welding Career Information
How much money do welders make? “The median annual wage for welders was $41,380 in May 2018. […] The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,560, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $63,740.”
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