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A student trains in a Welding Technology lab at UTI Avondale.
Welding School Near Phoenix
Train to become a welder at UTI’s campus in Avondale, Arizona.

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TRAIN FOR A WELDING CAREER AT UTI

Welders can have flexible careers that allow them to work with their hands and problem-solve. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the industry, the 36-week Welding Technology program offered at Universal Technical Institute’s campus in Avondale, Arizona, can help give you the skills you need.1

36 weeks Program length
2004 Year campus opened
6 weeks Frequency of class start dates
4 processes Welding processes taught in the program

ABOUT THE WELDING PROGRAM

A Welding Technology student makes a cut on a piece of metal in a lab at UTI Avondale.

Industries nationwide count on welders to support them and help keep them running, from construction to manufacturing and everything in between. There are four main types of arc welding used in the field, and the Welding program at UTI Avondale teaches these processes to students so they can prepare to become combination welders:

WELDING SKILLS STUDENTS WILL LEARN

Along with the four main types of arc welding, students enrolled in the Welding program get trained on how to weld in a variety of positions for both plate and sheet metals, as well as pipes. Courses in the program include:

  • Introduction to Welding, Safety and Careers
  • Principles of Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding I (GMAW)
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (SMAW)
  • Engineering and Fabrication
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding II (GMAW)
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding II (SMAW)
  • Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Pipe Welding
  • Welding Applications I (GMAW & FCAW)
  • Welding Applications II (SMAW & GTAW)

SEE THE WELDING TYPES TAUGHT AT UTI

 

The four main arc welding processes taught at UTI’s Avondale campus can help prepare students to fill entry-level roles in the industry. Find out more about how these processes work and differ from one another in this video.

WELDING DIPLOMA NEAR PHOENIX

Graduation documents are important to consider when attending a program, as many employers will look for them. Graduates of the Welding program at UTI Avondale earn diplomas.

TRAINING CREATED WITH LINCOLN ELECTRIC

A student trains on a VRTEX® virtual welder.

Lincoln Electric is a leader in the development, design and manufacturing of welding technology. UTI’s Welding program curriculum was developed in conjunction with Lincoln electric, which gives students the opportunity to train with the brand’s technology. This includes VRTEX® virtual welders.

CAREER OUTLOOK & OPPORTUNITIES

An education in welding can help prepare students for roles in a variety of industries. Some of these could include:

  • Automotive maintenance and production
  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Railroad track repair and construction
  • Farm machinery manufacturing
  • Construction and infrastructure

Read our welding career guide to learn more!

49,000+ Estimated average annual welding job openings in the U.S.42
$45,170 Median annual salary* for welders in the Phoenix/Mesa/Scottsdale area26


*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.

ABOUT THE CAMPUS

UTI’s Avondale campus is located close to Phoenix, the fifth-largest city in the United States. That means there’s plenty to do, from checking out the Desert Botanical Garden to going for a hike on one of the many trails around the Valley of the Sun.

UTI Avondale campus location on google maps

CAMPUS LOCATION

10695 West Pierce Street
   Avondale, AZ 85323

M-F | 8am-5pm | Hours
M-F | 10:00am & 2:30pm | Campus Tours


623-245-4600 | Campus
800-834-7308 | Admissions
866-224-8162 |  Financial Aid
800-859-1202 |  Student Services
623-245-4663 |  Career Services

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TOUR THE CAMPUS

Want to know what attending the Welding program at UTI Avondale would look like? Schedule a guided campus tour to get a behind-the-scenes look at our classrooms and labs!

UPCOMING EVENTS

UTI hosts many live events throughout the year, as well as virtual events online. Check out the calendar below to see what’s coming up.

TRAIN FOR AN EXCITING FUTURE

You can train to become a skilled combination welder in as little as 36 weeks when you enroll in the Welding Technology program at UTI Avondale. Request more information by connecting with an Admissions Representative below and take the first step toward an exciting career path!