Welding Technology

Enjoy a career in a field with growing job demand, higher than average starting pay, good benefits, and a bright future.

Degree Options Associate, Certificate
Locations Lewiston

This program is designed to provide training in a sequential pattern for various welding processes, including shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, oxy-acetylene cutting, brazing and welding, and the use of plasma arc cutting equipment. Students progress at their own pace. The program produces skilled welders in the millwright, structural welding, and pipe welding areas. A large portion of each seven and a half hour workday is spent in the welding lab practicing each task in accordance with AWS standards.

Related Careers

• Welders, $44,190
• Fabricated metal product manufacturing, $41,780
• Specialty trade contractor, $38,420
• Repair and maintenance, $44,070
• Machinery manufacturing, $42,650

Career data and salary information is from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

"When I came to LC State, the focus is on how to make everything perfect and do it any day of the week no matter the conditions. So I guess that degree of fine-tuning was not what I had expected. I was a bit blown away by that. Yet as crazy as it sounds, I can go into the shop right now and perform any weld with any precision with any metal and any process that you like and could probably pass the bend test, just because of what I have been taught here.” - Cisco Perez '20

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