Welding Essentials

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Welding Essentials

Welding Essentials is a 600 hour program designed to prepare you for entry level employment in various industries utilizing a variety of welding processes. Welding processes included are shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, oxygen-fuel welding, cutting & brazing and plasma & carbon air arc cutting. Please refer to the course syllabus for further explanation of program completion requirements. Welding can be a physically demanding profession which may require working in arduous conditions. It offers a wide range of opportunities for those who like to work with their hands. Opportunities exist in manufacturing, construction, structural steel, ornamental & architectural metals, art and many allied trades. Welding is used in almost every industry in the US and around the world.

How long does it take?



(Approx. 8 months)

How much does it cost?



(Including tuition, books, fees, & supplies)

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When can I get started?

Courses are instructor-assisted open labs.  You can start this program anytime. Call 435.586.2899 for more information.

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Gainful Employment Information

There are a variety of jobs with an education in welding, such as:

  • Welding Technician
  • Welding Inspector
  • Pipefitter
  • Structural Metal Worker
  • Metal Cutting
  • Sheet-metal Worker
  • Materials Engineers

Please visit the American Welding Society to explore the benefits of a welding career.

For more information on gainful employment details, please click here.

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