Welding Programs

Find an accredited trade school or technical college near you with welding certificate, diploma, and welding technology associate’s degree programs. A welding program will prepare you for a high paying skilled trade career in a short amount of time.

Use the program search application to connect with a welding training program near you.

Welding Trade Schools

Listed partner trade schools and technical colleges are accredited and offer financial aid assistance to those students who qualify.

Find Welding Programs Near You

Use the search application or click a state link to find your local welding program options.

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.

Types of Courses in a Welding Program – A welding technology program will include courses like:

  • Blueprint reading
  • Metallurgy
  • Mechanical drawing
  • Shop math
  • Chemistry

Welding Salary Information – “The median annual wage for welders was $42,490 per year in 2019. […] The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,470, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $64,240.”

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