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Welding Technician

IOT Fast Facts

  • Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
  • The nation’s aging infrastructure will require the expertise of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers to help rebuild bridges, highways, and buildings.
  • Employment growth reflects the need for welders in manufacturing because of the importance and versatility of welding as a manufacturing process.
*Source: BLS.gov

Do you have a knack for craftsmanship? Do you love working with your hands? If so, have you ever considered a career in welding? Welding is a skilled trade that’s valued in construction and many other industries.

Training you for the real world

IOT’s Welding Technician program provides hands-on training for students in the theories, techniques, and practices involved in the Welding field. Students will be taught the basics of the welding trade including safety, and methods for various forms of welding. Additionally, soldering and brazing will be explored.

Students who successfully complete the program will be documented as “Graduate” and as proof of such accomplishment will receive a DIPLOMA.

What can I do?

Graduates from this program will be prepared to contribute in a broad range of entry-level occupations in the Welding field including Welders, Cutters, Welder Fitters, Solderers and Brazers in addition to associated fields such as Metal Workers and in Production Occupations.

Hours of Instruction/Program Length

This program is 900 hours and 51 quarter credit hours. Classes are held Monday through Thursday for 45 weeks. An Independent Study component is included. See your admissions representative for available class times.

Student Supplies

Uniforms and supplies are required and are available for purchase. Textbooks are provided to the student as classroom resources or are purchased by the student.

General Info

If you’re ready to step into an exciting new role in the welding field, contact IOT today to request information about our accelerated programs.

Our Welding Technician program is offered at the following campus:

Registration Fee (non-refundable): $75.00
Books & Supplies: $1,079.00

Tuition (Year 1): $13,784.00
Tuition (Year 2): $ 1,723.00

Total: $16,661.00

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC Code Occupation
51-0000 Production Occupations
51-4000 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers
51-4120 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers
51-4121.00 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
51-4121.06 Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters
+ Program Cost

Registration Fee (non-refundable): $75.00
Books & Supplies: $1,079.00

Tuition (Year 1): $13,784.00
Tuition (Year 2): $ 1,723.00

Total: $16,661.00

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

+ Occupational Outcomes

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC Code Occupation
51-0000 Production Occupations
51-4000 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers
51-4120 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers
51-4121.00 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
51-4121.06 Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters