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Welder Starbust. Photo credit - http://www.flickr.com/cazimiro/
Sparks on the floor
 

Do you like the challenge of putting things together? Are you a creative problem-solver? Are you good with your hands and adventurous enough to make a few sparks fly?

Welding is both a technical skill and a creative art with many different applications. Our Welding Technology program can help you train for immediate work or could spark a creative streak you might not even know you have.

Our students are about equally split in taking welding for work-related skills and for creating metal art or home projects.

Get started today in Welding Technology!

Learn the basic processes of oxyacetylene and arc welding, plus specialized skills that include:

  • Metallurgy
  • Tooling
  • Drafting
  • Pattern layout
  • Characteristics of materials

Career paths in welding include:

  • Artistic welding such as metal sculpture, decorative ironwork and garden furniture
  • Construction and manufacturing
  • Distribution and sales
  • Teaching in high schools, trade schools or community colleges
  • Technical sales

Whether you take just one welding course or earn a degree or certificate, you’ll learn techniques to fire up your ability to work with metal. Our instructors will help you to develop the projects that are already in your head or garage.

View Welding Technology degrees and certificates at Mountain View and Eastfield colleges.