Welder training requirements and job requirements are not the same everywhere and can vary by State, School and Employer. Most Technical Colleges and Employers require High School or GED. And employers will normally require certification or an undergraduate degree from a technical college. Though some companies do offer excellent apprenticeships that will take you through the entire process.

Welding Course Classes

Not just heating and shaping pipes and metals, some of the classes you’ll take include metallurgy, blueprint reading, pipe layout and advanced mathematics. In your classes you’ll learn to master soldering, brazing, casting, and bronzing too.

A vocational school program in welding helps you achieve a Certificate of Achievement. A Technical College can help you expand your education and earn an Associate of Science in Welding or even further, a Bachelor of Science in Welding Engineering.

Welder Salary

In 2015 the average salary if a welder was $38,000 per year or about $18.00 per hour but depending on experience and the type of work you’re doing the pay can be considerably higher.

Popular schools with welding programs

Tulsa Welding School Classes (Tulsa OK)

ICCC Vocational & Technical Classes (Fort Dodge)

MTI Medical/Trade/Tech Classes (IL, MO)