Welding is a hands-on program. If you can apply math skills, like to work with your hands, and are interested in an exciting career that can provide numerous opportunities, then you should consider this pathway. In the program, you will learn:
Employment and admission into apprenticeship programs and specialty training programs can be competitive. To increase your chances, do your best in all high school classes, especially algebra and geometry. The following courses will help prepare you for the Welding career program, further education and training, and a career in the welding industry:
All career and salary information is cited from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The typical student is hardworking and on track with credits for graduation. Students who enroll in Welding Technology like hands-on work and plan to pursue a career in a technical field. Successful students have the patience and attention to detail that are necessary to solve problems, and they can work on projects independently or with other students.
Students must take initiative, check their work as needed, and stay on task without constant supervision. Safety is a primary focus in the Welding program, and students must follow guidelines to keep themselves and others safe.
Upon completing this program, you may find a full-time position, enter apprenticeships, and/or pursue 2- and 4-year postsecondary degrees like welding technology and welding engineering.