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A career in welding could open the door to many different industries and places. The Welding Technology program at Universal Technical Institute is designed to get you career-ready in less than a year, and you can get trained right here at our campus in Long Beach, California.
In the Welding program, you’ll learn four welding techniques to help prepare for a career as a combination welder.1 This curriculum was developed in conjunction with Lincoln Electric, an industry leader in the design, development and manufacturing of welding technology.
At the Long Beach campus, you’ll have the chance to train with VRTEX® virtual welders, which can give you the opportunity to sharpen your welding skills in a simulated environment.
During the 36-week program, you’ll take courses that will help build your knowledge from the ground up. These include:
Spencer Rowett completed the Welding program at UTI’s campus in Avondale, Arizona. Learn about his experience and how he landed a position with Empire Caterpillar.6
The graduation documents you receive as a trade school graduate can help demonstrate your level of skill and commitment to prospective employers. As a Welding graduate from the Long Beach campus, you’ll receive a diploma. You’ll also be able to utilize the resources provided by the Employment Assistance team, which can help with identifying opportunities to apply for after graduation.
The welding skills you gain at UTI Long Beach can be applied to a variety of industries, including:
Read our career guide to learn more about the possibilities that come with a welding education.
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
Long Beach is a great place to call home while you complete your Welding training. The campus is conveniently located near several different freeways for easy access. There are also plenty of fun things to do in the area, such as the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame, Knott’s Berry Farm and, of course, the beautiful beaches!
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UTI Long Beach hosts guided tours Monday through Friday. These provide a chance to see our labs in action, to meet our staff and to get answers to your questions about trade school.
Attending events is a great way to get involved and learn more about opportunities in the industry. UTI hosts virtual and in-person events throughout the year — just click the link below to see what we have coming up!
There’s a demand for welders in the Long Beach area. If a career in the field sounds exciting, there’s no better time to get started on your training. Request information today, and one of our Admissions Representatives will get in touch with you to discuss your career goals and next steps in the process.
1) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
2) For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures.
6) UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on personal credentials and economic factors. Work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer and their compensation programs affect wages. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
26) Estimated annual median salary for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on personal credentials and economic factors. Work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer and their compensation programs affect wages. Entry-level salaries may be lower. UTI programs prepare graduates for careers in industries using the provided training, primarily as welding technicians. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as a technician, such as certified inspector and quality control. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The average annual entry-level salary range for persons employed as Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (51-4121) is $34,399 to $48,009 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2019 data, viewed June 2, 2021, https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). North Carolina salary information: The U.S. Department of Labor estimate of hourly earnings of the middle 50% for skilled welders in North Carolina, published May 2021, is $20.28. The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish entry-level salary data. However, the 25th and 10th percentile of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $16.97 and $14.24, respectively. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020. Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, viewed June 2, 2021.)
42) For Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an annual average of 49,200 job openings between 2020 and 2030. Job openings include openings due to net employment changes and net replacements. See Table 1.10 Occupational separations and openings, projected 2020–30, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed November 18, 2021. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Updated on November 18, 2021.
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