Train for an In-Demand Career in Welding

Welding student at our Advanced Technology Center

Westmoreland offers a degree, diploma and three certificate programs in Welding Engineering Technology.

Why Choose a Career in Welding Engineering Technology?

Those interested in the field of welding should have excellent manual dexterity, good hand-eye coordination and overall excellent eyesight. Welders join seams and fill holes and indentations in metal pieces. They can explore options such as welding, soldering and brazing.

Welders are physically adept at bending because this field can require awkward positions for completion of a job. Those selecting a career in welding should possess a strong work ethic, good problem-solving skills and solid math skills.

What Will I Learn?

Westmoreland’s Welding Engineering Technology program has state-of the-art technology and machines to learn the necessary skills needed in the welding field. Students will learn how to make decisions in the design and manufacturing of welded fabrications based on joint design, welding equipment, metallurgy and material application.

Classes are smaller and instructors are available for further academic explanation when needed. Employers regularly reach out to Westmoreland’s welding students for post-graduation employment. Welding courses include practice for certifications offered in-house by our AWS-Accredited Testing Facility. 

Career Opportunities

This in-demand career offers students an opportunity to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation. Graduates have obtained jobs in the following titles: welder, welding supervisor, nuclear service technician, quality assurance/quality control inspector, quality assurance supervisor, technical sales representative and entrepreneur.

In the 10-county region surrounding Westmoreland County Community College, earnings for occupations related to this program range from $14.89 to $30.00 per hour, with an average hourly wage of $21.17.

*Data provided by EMSI (economicmodeling.com)