Program Number: J400410

Program Length: 750 hours, 38 weeks  (11 month evening program)

Instructor:  Esposito

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Welding Technology—Advanced Program prepares students for advanced employment opportunities in the welding industry.  The training includes Shielded Metal Arc Welding pipe welding, pipe fitting, and advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, The training also explores emerging technologies which include pulse welding, fabrication, and other specific welding skills desired by local business and industry. Students completing this program will earn up to three AWS or ASME Welding Certifications. This course is for experienced welders, or welders who completed a welding career certificate program, or college level welding program.

COURSES:

Advanced Welder 1 PMT0075
Advanced Welder 2 PMT0076
(Prerequisite: PMT0075)

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK:

Trained welders will have good job opportunities, as some welding employers report difficulty finding trained welders.

SALARY RANGE:

Nationally, welders earn an average wage of $24,720 to $56,130 per year.*

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

• Standard career and technical program admission procedures (see MTC catalog)
• High school diploma—standard or GED is recommended
• Verifiable work experience in welding, or documented proof of completing a welding training program
• Interviews will be scheduled for applicants meeting criteria and deadline

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:

Upon completion of all program requirements, students earn a Certificate of Completion in Welding Technology—Advanced.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Students will have the opportunity to earn an AWS “Certified Welder” certification and two additional AWS welding certifications in any of four welding processes in 2G, 3G, 4G, or 6G welding positions. Students may also earn 10-hour OSHA safety credential and CPR certification.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

For the January 2017 class, applications are due by Thursday, October 13, 2016. For the August 2017 class, applications are due by April 6, 2017. However, applications will be accepted until the class fills.

Additional Program Information

This program is eligible for Veteran’s Administration Education Benefits.

To view the Welding Technology program itemized costs sheet, please click here.