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. Welding Technology can help you train for immediate work or could spark a creative streak you might not know you have.

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

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

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations lists welders and cutters as a local high growth area, projecting 4,050 job openings this year with an average wage of $17.33 per hour. Welding is a critical job skill to other local high-growth job positions such as plumbers and pipefitters, auto body repair technicians, and construction workers. 

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase of 13 percent for welders and solderers over the next decade. Job growth is also high in several job categories in which welding plays a part, including 17 percent for construction workers and 24 percent for auto body repairers.  

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Veterans and Military-Connected Students

Employers are looking for candidates with military experience and education in welding. Through DCCCD’s Military Preferred Hiring (MPH) initiative, we can help you connect to these employers and present all of your qualifications.

Find out more about Military Preferred Hiring (MPH)

Degrees and Certificates in Welding Technology

Mountain View and Eastfield colleges 

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