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?

  • Credit certificate 9 mos.
  • Workforce certificate At your pace

 

 

How Much Will I Spend?

  • 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.

 

Degrees and Certificates

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”

Program & Career Details
Certificate

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Certificate

Commonly called “TIG Welding”

Program & Career Details
Certificate

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Certificate

Commonly called “Stick Welding”

Program & Career Details

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

“What I like about welding is that it’s a trial and error thing, but once you get the hang of it, it’s like riding a bicycle. If I need any tips I can talk to Eastfield welding instructors Jeff Mitchell and Phil Suderman — you just couldn’t ask for any better instructors.”

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Mike Reinhardt
Full-Time Student and Future Underwater Welder



Welding Technology