Welding Training Programs


Find an accredited trade school near you with welding certification training classes or welding technology associate degree programs.

Welder certification training 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.

Use the welder program search application to find a welding course near you.

Trade Schools with Welding Programs

Listed colleges are accredited and offer financial aid assistance to those who qualify.

All colleges are not listed here, use the search application to find your local options.

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]

Welder Training Cost

To get an Associate’s Degree:

  • Cost: $6,000-$55,000
  • School supplies, housing (if needed): up to $10,000

To get a Diploma/Certificate

  • Cost: $3,500-$20,000
  • School supplies, housing (if needed): up to $10,000

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