A student performs a weld in a Welding Technology lab at UTI Lisle.

Welding Vocational School in Lisle, Illinois

Train to become a welder at UTI’s Lisle campus, just outside of Chicago.

Welding Vocational School in Illinois

Train to become a welder at UTI’s Lisle campus, just outside of Chicago.

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A student performs a weld in a Welding Technology lab at UTI Lisle.

Welding Vocational School in Lisle, Illinois

Train to become a welder at UTI’s Lisle campus, just outside of Chicago.


For those who like to work with their hands and solve problems, a career as a welder could be the perfect fit. Welders work in various industries, from automotive manufacturing to aerospace.

Universal Technical Institute’s campus in Lisle, Illinois, is located just outside of Chicago and can help give you the hands-on experience you need to train for an entry-level role in the welding industry.1

36 weeks Program length
107,629 Square feet of campus area
56 Number of classrooms & labs on campus
4 processes Welding processes taught in the program


A UTI student trains in a Welding Technology lab.

UTI Lisle’s 36-week Welding Technology program is designed to help equip students with the skills and experience they need to pursue roles in a range of industries.

The course teaches students the four major types of arc welding used in the industry today, which helps prepare them to become combination welders. The methods taught are:


The Welding program at UTI Lisle features a curriculum suitable for all skill levels. 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)


Welders work in a range of industries, from construction to manufacturing. There’s a demand for skilled welders who are trained on different welding processes. Watch this video to learn more.


Employers hiring for positions often will look at a candidate’s graduation documents from the school they attended. Welding graduates from UTI Lisle earn diplomas.


A student trains on a VRTEX® virtual welder.

Students in the Welding program at UTI Lisle train with state-of-the-industry tools and technology.

The training program curriculum was developed in conjunction with Lincoln Electric, an industry-leader in the design and manufacturing of welding technology. The brand’s technology includes VRTEX® virtual welders, which allow students to practice their skills in a simulated environment before trying out the equipment firsthand.


Welding is a skill that’s needed in many industries. There are several different career paths welders could explore after gaining experience in the field, including:

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

To learn more about some of the career paths welders can take, check out our welding career guide.

47,000+ Estimated average annual welding job openings in the U.S.42
$44,810 Median annual salary* for welders in the Chicago area26

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


With its proximity to Chicago, UTI’s Lisle campus is a great place to complete your welding training. Explore attractions like Navy Pier, Cloud Gate and the Lincoln Park Zoo. There are also several racetracks and racing opportunities located nearby to help keep you busy when you’re not in class.

UTI Lisle campus location on google maps


2611 Corporate West Drive
   Lisle, IL 60532

M-F | 8am-5pm | Hours
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     W | 10 am & 2 pm
     F&SAT | 10am & 1pm

630-529-2662 | Campus
800-834-7308 | Admissions
866-246-2111 |  Financial Aid
800-441-4248 |  Student Services
630-529-2662 |  Career Services

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Want to see what the UTI Lisle campus is like up close and personal? Guided tours are held Monday through Friday so you can check out the classrooms and labs for yourself.


UTI hosts several in-person and virtual events throughout the year that can help you decide if attending trade school in Lisle is the right call for you. View our events calendar below to see what we have coming up.


You can train for an exciting career in the welding industry by attending the Welding Technology program at UTI Lisle. Graduate in just 36 weeks from the program prepared for the field. Ready to learn more? Click the link below to request more information and connect with an Admissions Representative who can help get your questions answered.