Welders bring the world together, literally. From petroleum production and metal fabrication to the aerospace industry and new economy green manufacturing, welders are key to many industries because they have the skills to help build and repair the machines of tomorrow. Skilled welders can choose to work at Fortune 500 companies, travel to exotic locations for jobs as independent contractors or run their own shops. Your future as a welder can begin with an education from Collin College.
The Welding Technology Program provides students with the skills required for entry-level welder positions, preparing them to work using multi-process welding including tungsten inert gas (TIG), metal inert gas (MIG), stick/shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), flux-core, and oxy-fuel. The program emphasizes knowledge and skills required to work with modern industrial welding equipment, and students will gain certificates upon completion of each course.
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers have an average salary of $42,800 with 18% growth. (Data for Collin County obtained from JobsEQ and O*Net Note: Average salary for occupation as of 2018 and job growth projected from 2019-2026.)