Welding Technology

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.

 

Welding At-A-Glance

 

What Can I Earn?

These figures are hourly entry wages for the following welding jobs in DFW currently:

  • Rolling Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders$13.05
  • Machinists$14.31
  • Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers$14.63

Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth.
Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence

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Can I Find a Job?

These figures are the projected growth for the following jobs in DFW through 2024:

  • Rolling Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders+9%
  • Machinists+10%
  • Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers+7%

Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth.
Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence

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How Long Will I Train?

  • Associate degree 24 mos.
  • Credit certificate 9 mos.
  • Workforce certificate At your pace

Length of time is based on full-time student status, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

 

How Much Will I Spend?

  • Associate degree 1$3,540
  • Credit certificate 1$944-1,062
  • Workforce certificate 2Varies by college

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.

 

Degrees and Certificates

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!

 
Certificate
 

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Certificate

Commonly called “MIG Welding”

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Certificate
 

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Certificate

Commonly called “TIG Welding”

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Certificate
 

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Certificate

Commonly called “Stick Welding”

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Degree, AAS
 

Welding Technology Degree

 
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MIG? TIG? Stick? What's the difference?

All three are different types of arc welding techniques used to join metals together.

Learn more about the different types of welding.


What Our Students Are Saying

“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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Doug Jochum
Art Teacher and Welding Alumnus




Welding Technology