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Welding and Fabricating Degrees

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Median Salary: $36,300

Job Growth Outlook 2012-22: 6%

The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program with an associate degree, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Not your dad’s shop

Welding and fabricating now demands abilities beyond those once thought of as traditional.

The trade has evolved to include the latest in plasma and laser technology.

This program will expose you to new technologies and the challenges they bring. You’ll even get graphics and computer-aided drafting training in lecture and lab environments.

Welders and fabricators are now involved in developing new materials as industrial research expands to anticipate and meet demand.

Industrial Technologies Welding and Fabricating courses are taught by Certified Welding Instructors, and held at Kirtland’s state-of-the art M-TEC facility in Gaylord.

Who does well in it?

People who are:

good with their hands
comfortable with technology
able to create on-the-fly

What would your career options be?

welder
millwright
pipe-fitter
plastics fabricator
research and development

Earn your edge

You’ll have an edge in the job market — and skills that will always be in demand. You could begin your career by completing a certificate in about a year and then continuing on to earn your associate’s degree.

Welding credentials are available in both the welding and fabricating programs. You can earn up to nine industry certificates with an associate’s degree. A certification will get you four or five industry certificates.

Employers will put your resume on the top of the pile because you will have performed at a mastery level. These courses were made for you if you have been wishing you had some state-of-the-art skills.

Where would you work?

automotive shops
tool shops
construction
R&D labs

Welding and Fabricating degrees