Look around you. Metal is everywhere! Your car. Your tools. Your pipes. Your sports medals. An airplane or satellite flying overhead ... the list goes on and on.
Why? Our world’s infrastructure depends on metals. Which means the world's infrastructure depends on welders. They are the professionals who join metals and plastics. And, with training, you could be one of them.
These figures are hourly
entry wages for the following welding jobs in DFW currently:
review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.
All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence and Emsi
These figures are the
projected growth for the following jobs in DFW through 2024:
Length of time is based on full-time student status, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
1 Cost is based on tuition rates for program hours and Dallas County residents. Find out about
Financial Aid for credit students.
2 Cost is based on classroom hours or contact hours at each college.
View the CE schedules for cost at each college.
Costs do not not include additional fees, supplies or books.
Train at your own pace at the Bill J. Priest Institute (near downtown), or learn in a more traditional college setting at Eastfield and Mountain View colleges.
Whatever welding skills you are looking to build, we can help you get started!
Commonly called “MIG Welding”
Commonly called “TIG Welding”
Commonly called “Stick Welding”
All three are different types of arc welding techniques used to join metals together.
Learn more about the different types of welding.
“The students here are also attentive and helpful — I found out right away that there’s a group of them who have been here a while and who will chip in to help you do anything you don’t understand or help hold something you’re working on. I think that attitude is a reflection of the teaching here as well.”
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Ready to take your first step toward a career in welding?