Welders are employed in many industry groups. Machinery manufacturers are responsible for agricultural, construction and mining machinery. They are also involved with bulldozers, cranes, material handling equipment, food-processing machinery, paper making and printing equipment, textiles and office machinery. They have good dexterity and attention to detail, as well as some technical knowledge about the materials being joined and best practices in the field. They work from drawings or specifications, or use their knowledge of fluxes and base metals to determine the best way to permanently join metal parts. Welders are exposed to a number of hazards including intense light produced by the arc, poisonous fumes and very hot materials, and they must wear protective equipment while working.
Information Unique to the Training
You must wear protective clothing during classes.
Courses to Complete
- Core Courses
VOC015 Basic Welding (Introductory course)
VOC349 Advanced Welding (Includes AWS certification)
Approximate Number of Hours
Approximate Training Cost*
Upon successful completion of certification testing, which administered during the advanced welding class, you will receive AWS General Welding Certification.
Related Continuing Education Courses
Estimated Hourly Wage**
*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.