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With a curriculum built in conjunction with Lincoln Electric, welding training at UTI Sacramento means hands-on training tailored to industry needs.

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Welding training is coming to UTI Sacramento. Train to become a welder in just 36 weeks.

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With a curriculum built in conjunction with Lincoln Electric, welding training at UTI Sacramento means hands-on training tailored to industry needs.

Welding School in Sacramento

Welding training is coming to UTI Sacramento. Train to become a welder in just 36 weeks.

WELDING PROGRAM OVERVIEW

One of California’s state-of-the-industry welding trade schools is coming to Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Sacramento! Offering hands-on training in our labs and a curriculum built in conjunction with Lincoln Electric, there are a lot of reasons that make UTI Sacramento’s welding school a great option, including:

  • Dedicated teams to help with financial aid,10 housing and employment1
  • A variety of welding processes taught
  • Training with VRTEX® virtual welders
  • Flexible class options

WELDING TRAINING

Welding training opens the door to pursuing a career that can be found in many different industries, including agriculture, aerospace, manufacturing, motorsports, construction, shipping and more. Skilled welders are often artistic, love working with their hands and take pride in their work.

What Makes Welding Training Different With Us?

  • Connections with employers1
  • Complete the program* in less than a year
  • Hands-on learning that mirrors real-world experience
  • No prior experience needed

*Program coming to UTI Sacramento.

WELDING TYPES TAUGHT

At UTI, we provide versatile hands-on welding training, which means we don’t just limit students to one method of welding. Instead, we cover four main types of arc welding.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

Also known as TIG welding, which stands for tungsten inert gas, GTAW uses inert gasses such as argon or helium as protective shielding agents. The TIG process uses a tungsten electrode with a high melting point that delivers the heat to the metals, melting the metals in the process.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

SMAW welding, also known as stick welding, is a method that can be used in all positions. It utilizes a flux-coated electrode (metal stick in an electrode holder) connected to a power source to touch the base metal and produce a weld.

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

GMAW is a method using a continuous solid wire electrode through the welding gun, accompanied by a shielding protective gas that prevents contamination. The process can be semi-automatic or fully automatic, making it a great choice for beginners. It can be used indoors for industries like construction, manufacturing, aerospace and vehicle production.

Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

FCAW utilizes a continuous hollow wire electrode with a flux compound that protects the weld pool by forming a gas. FCAW is becoming popular in the general fabrication, shipbuilding and construction industries due to its higher deposition rates and efficiencies. It is also commonly used on carbon steel and stainless alloys.

WELDING COURSES COMING TO UTI SACRAMENTO

With a curriculum built in conjunction with Lincoln Electric, welding training at UTI Sacramento means hands-on training tailored to industry needs. Here are some of the welding courses to be offered at the Sacramento campus:

Introduction to Welding, Safety and Careers

Students are introduced to the various welding methods and equipment used. Also covered are the many careers and positions that an entry-level welder may pursue and how to pursue industry certifications after graduation.

Principles of Welding

Students are introduced to the different types of joints, positions and symbols used throughout welding technology. They will learn the properties of metal, its classifications, and how to use tools that prepare metal for welding.

Gas Metal Arc Welding I

Students learn how to set up and use GMAW equipment and the accessories required to weld. Students also learn basic maintenance of a GMAW-style welder, including gas hookup and wire spool replacement.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

Students learn how to set up and use SMAW equipment and accessories required to weld. They also learn the different electrodes/rods available to carry out specific weld types.

Engineering and Fabrication

Students learn how to read blueprints and interpret the codes, standards, terms and definitions used in welding documentation. They also acquire the applied math and measurement skills needed for planning, preparation and fabrication of projects.

Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

Students discover the benefits of both gas and gasless flux-cored welding and where they are used. They will learn how to set up and operate flux-cored welding equipment.

Pipe Welding

Students will be introduced to the different methods of welding pipe. They will learn various welding positions, as well as how to use the correct tools and equipment for cutting and beveling joints during assembly.

Welding Applications I

Students will build projects using the skills learned throughout the program. They’ll also demonstrate their ability to perform multiple weld types in various positions.

Other welding classes coming to UTI Sacramento:

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding II
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding II
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Welding Applications II

WELDING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN SACRAMENTO, CA

Graduates of welding training can pursue a variety of career paths. Most of our grads start out working as entry-level technicians or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with hard work. Entry-level and advanced roles could include:77

Entry-level

  • Welder
  • Fabrication Welder
  • Welder Fitter
  • Wirer

Advanced

  • Inspector
  • Quality Control
  • Certified Welding Inspector
  • Welding Project Manager

At UTI, we provide versatile hands-on welding training, which means we don’t just limit students to one method of welding. Instead, we cover four main types of arc welding.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary in the Sacramento area for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers was $49,620 in May 2021.26 This means that half earned more and half earned less. Keep in mind that salary depends on several factors, including experience, employer, demand and cost of living in the area.


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ABOUT THE CAMPUS

The UTI Sacramento campus is a community of students with shared passions and supportive instructors who offer experience and insight as you learn to weld. This beautiful campus is also equipped with a state-of-the-industry lab where students receive hands-on training to feel prepared to pursue a career in welding.

See what makes the difference. Decide for yourself if our welding school coming to UTI Sacramento is right for you by scheduling a campus tour.

Is welding a good career?

Jan 9, 2023, 11:06 AM
While the answer depends on personal interests and preferences, many find welding to be a good career because of its versatility to work in different industries, the ability to work hands-on, and because welders can take pride in knowing their welds are critical to the way the world operates.
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WELDING TRAINING NEAR ME

Sacramento, California, offers plenty of things to do, like exploring the Crocker Art Museum, taking one of many food tours or even taking a road trip to San Francisco, which is about 88 miles away. Combine that with supportive instructors and hands-on training that can be completed in just 36 weeks, and Sacramento can be a great place to start training for a welding career.

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CAMPUS LOCATION

4100 Duckhorn Drive
   Sacramento, CA 95834

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