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?

  • Associate degree 24 mos.
  • Credit certificate 9 mos.
  • Workforce certificate At your pace

Length of time is based on full-time student status, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

 

How Much Will I Spend?

  • Associate degree 1$3,540
  • Credit certificate 1$944-1,062
  • Workforce certificate 2???

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 Mountain View College college.

Costs do not not include additional fees, supplies or books.

 

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
Certificate

Machinist Certificate

 
Program & Career Details
Degree, AAS
 

Welding Technology Degree

 
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

“The really cool thing is that our classes have all kinds of mixed students. There are some who want to be professional welders for work, and one young man who wants to earn a four-year welding degree and teach welding. Then there are the metal artists like myself, and we’re all equally accepted here.”

Read more of Judy's story

Judy Gregory
Potter and Welding Hobbyist



Welding Technology