Welding Technology

The Welding Technology program offers training in the basic skills and knowledge needed in the operation of welding equipment through basic and advanced welding techniques.  Students will gain the knowledge and performance potential to work in the industrial, commercial, or private sector as entry-level employees. Students will learn proper safety procedures in the operation, care and maintenance of machinery and instruments related to their vocation.  Topics include oxy-fuel and plasma cutting, welding, and brazing, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). A classroom instruction is integrated with lab assignments to provide each student with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the welding field.


Estimated cost including in-state tuition, fees,
books & supplies: $7,095.00


Two semesters &
one summer term


8:00am – 3:00pm


Fall & Spring


February 1 – May 31
August 1 – November 1


Competion 89% Placement 87%

Why Consider The Welding Field?

Welding is a fun and challenging career with lots of exciting job opportunities. The possibilities are endless with the right skills and attitude. Welding could take you all over the world if that is what you want.  Our graduates have gone from never welding before to welding for an aerospace company or traveling all over the US working on plant shut downs. In 11 short months you can become a certified welder and start your new career. We have partnerships with many great companies looking for people just like you who are eager to learn and willing to work hard. Now is the best time to start a welding career because of the high demand and good pay opportunities. 

Job Possibilities

A Northwest Technical Institute Welding Technology graduate is qualified for a variety of job positions, including:

  • Entry level welder

  • Production welder

  • Pipeline welder

  • Aerospace welder

  • Repair welder at a job shop

  • Automotive, trucking and motorcycle industry welder

  • Ship welder 

  • Entrepreneur