From repairing machinery to building skyscrapers — the art and science of joining metals
Key Program Features
A career in welding can take you almost anywhere. Welding is a needed skill in a broad range of industries including aerospace, automotive production, building and bridge construction, commercial diving, farm repair, manufacturing, oil rigs and refineries, power plants, robotics and ship building.
LLCC offers students the opportunity to focus solely on courses in welding while earning a certificate. Students get to train in a state-of-the-art facility and are taught by instructors who have worked in a variety of welding environments. Graduates from our program are currently working in the industries of car racing, construction, manufacturing, pipelines and others.
According to the American Welding Society and Weld-Ed Center, median annual salaries in the welding industry can range from $29,000 to more than $75,000, depending on the job and the industry. The welding industry expects a shortage of qualified workers, with the U.S. needing 372,664 welding professionals by 2026, states AWS.
LLCC offers the following programs to successfully equip you for a career in welding. Learn more about the courses for each certificate program:
- Welding Operator • Certificate of Completion – time to completion: 9 months
- Welding Specialist • Certificate of Achievement – time to completion: 18 months
Investment in Your Future
Students are required to have a basic set of tools.
Welding (WEL) courses (except WEL 102) have a variable tuition rate. For the 2017-2018 academic year, these WEL courses have an in-district rate of $181.50 per credit hour. Tuition for WEL 102 is at the standard rate of $121 per credit hour. Fees are $11 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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Some programs, including Welding Specialist • Certificate of Achievement, fall under regulations for “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation.” LLCC provides this program’s gainful employment information in compliance with the “Program Integrity” and “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation” regulations as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (34 CFR 668.8).