Certified welders are in great demand. Metal is what you see everywhere – cars, buses, trains, planes and boats, and more. The world’s infrastructure depends on metal. If you are looking for a job with high growth potential, consider welding. The American Welding Society projects 314,000 new welding job needed by 2024. About 78,500 average welding jobs are to be filled annually through 2024.
York Technical College’s programs provide the training you need to master a variety of welding processes and techniques, including foundational welding skills for employment or for personal or artistic use.
Welding is wide-open for today’s industries
Welders work in a variety of jobs in wide-ranging industries, including (but not limited to): aerospace, agriculture, automotive, chemical processing, manufacturing, oil and gas extraction, plumbing and pipe welding, robotics and underwater welding.
Students are provided with the technical skills for employment as welders in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).
York Technical College offers four welding curriculum options AAS in General Technology, Certificate in Basic Welding, MIG/TIG/Pipe Welding and DAS Welding
Our instructors are American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspectors.
The median pay for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
• Starting Wage: $19-22 per hour
• Class Schedules: Day Classes, Summer Courses, Evening Classes
• Instructors are American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspectors.