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Employment Options

Graduates are prepared to:

Read blue prints and understand weld symbols per the AWS A2.4 standard.
Gain Welding skills and qualifications related to the AWS SENSE program.
Welding inspections skills.
Welding fabrication and supervision skills.
Job ready skills for the welding industry.
Students will also gain other non-welding skills to enhance their education such as:
Basic autocad design.
Electronics, ohms law, etc.
Basic machining.
Materials engineering including metallurgy.

    Representative Job Titles for Graduates

    Structural Welder
    Ship Builder
    Underwater Welder
    Pipe Fitter Welder
    Aerospace Welder
    Fabricator Welder
    Boiler Maker
    Iron Worker
    Sheet Metal Tradesman
    Welding Engineer
    Welding Educator
    Certified Welding Inspector
    Welding Supervisor

    Graduate Starting Salary Projections

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average wage for welders in the occupation is $17.66 per hour, 2014. Some reports of lower and much higher wages have been reported depending on what type of welding occupation a student chooses.
    The base salary range:
    $34,500–$60,700 or more annually

    Employment Outlook

    The welding industry faces the challenge of replacing an aging workforce. Industry sources estimate that in the upcoming years, 50 percent of the welding industry workforce will be retiring. In addition, the need for highly skilled welders, inspectors, trainers and engineers will be paramount to the welding industry’s success in assuring sustainability of the nation’s welding field.

    Education Options

    Strong Transfer History

    Students can choose to follow one of two pathways to a successful welding career.
    A.A.S. Welding Technology Degree.
    Welding Certificate.

    Representative Co-op Employers

    General Tool
    River Front Steel
    More to come…

    Co-op Salary Projections


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