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The welding vocation is an art, revealed through the acquired skills and technical knowledge of its workforce. The U.S. Department of Labor includes more than 75 occupational titles that include some form of welding or welding-related activity. Basic welding skills are necessary across many industries; this applicability allows the welding workforce to swiftly respond in accommodating new emerging industry needs. It is estimated that 30,000 to 55,000 new welders are needed each year in the United States to meet the rising industrial demands. (This figure does not include jobs lost due to the retiring workforce or career changes). It is our mission to assist and serve individuals wishing to fulfill their personal, educational and professional welding goals; through providing the practical skills and technical knowledge required in being successful in the current industries associated with welding. This program also focuses on coaching students for potential welding career paths and/or training upgrades.

Every semester has a well-balanced welding schedule with courses offered during the day, night, and even Saturdays to accommodate the needs of every potential student.

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