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?

  • Workforce certificate At your pace

 

 

How Much Will I Spend?

  • Workforce certificate ???

Cost is based on classroom hours or contact hours at Cedar Valley College and 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). 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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Certificate
 

Machinist Certificate

 
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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

“I looked at other schools, but after comparing them for the time and money commitment, I found this to be a far better program both in the amount of time it takes and in the hands-on experience. The equipment here is top-notch, and I did the math — this is a much better deal.”

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Paul Mansicalco
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Welding Technology