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Welders are responsible for melting down materials to create new structures and parts. Industries worldwide depend on welders to keep things moving. If you’re interested in a hands-on, highly focused and creative career, welding might be for you.
The 36-week Welding Technology program offered at Universal Technical Institute’s campus in Bloomfield, New Jersey, can help prepare you for the industry. Its location close to many leading original equipment manufacturers makes it a great place to train to become a welder.
The Welding Technology program at UTI Bloomfield teaches students about the various procedures and equipment required to weld by focusing on four of the main arc welding processes used in the industry. Courses help teach these processes to students so they can train to become combination welders. The processes are:
The Welding program at UTI Bloomfield not only encompasses the four main arc welding processes, but students also learn how to weld in a range of positions. These include fixed, rolling, and overhead positions for pipes, as well as flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions for plate or sheet metals. Courses in the program include:
There is growth happening in the welding industry, and UTI’s Welding program can help prepare you for opportunities in the field after graduation.1 Watch this video to see what it takes to train to become a welder at UTI.
Graduation documents are symbols of training awarded to students at the completion of a program, and they can be useful to have when entering the workforce. Graduates of
the Welding Technology program at UTI Bloomfield earn a certificate of completion.
UTI’s Welding program curriculum was created in conjunction with Lincoln Electric, a leader in the development, design and manufacturing of welding technology. This relationship helps give students at the Bloomfield campus the opportunity to train on the brand’s technology, which includes VRTEX® virtual welders.
Most of our grads start out working as entry-level welders or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with hard work. Welding training can help prepare students at UTI Bloomfield for career opportunities in a range of entry-level and advanced roles, including:77
Check out our welding career guide to learn about these opportunities and more!
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
The location of UTI’s Bloomfield campus gives students plenty to do when not in the classroom. There are a lot of nearby parks, as well as a few racetracks in the area where they can catch the action, including Atco Dragway and Island Dragway.
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UTI Bloomfield offers several attractions for welding students to enjoy outside of the classroom. Located in New Jersey, students can enjoy beautiful local parks or take a drive to one of many beaches in the state. For those wanting to explore outside the state, they can visit major cities for the day like New York or Philadelphia – or Boston for those looking to take a longer trip. There’s also a few raceways for enthusiasts to visit, which include Atco and Island Dragways.
In as little as 36 weeks, you can train to become a skilled combination welder at UTI’s Bloomfield campus. The Welding Technology program can give you the education you need for the industry. Learn more when you contact an Admissions Representative today!
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26) UTI’s Welding Technology Training program prepares graduates for entry-level positions using the provided training, primarily as welders. Estimated annual salary shown above is for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2021 Occupational Employment and Wages. Entry-level salaries are lower for UTI graduates. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on economic factors, personal credentials, work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer, and their compensation programs. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as a welding technician, such as 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 (51-4121) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is $36,160 to $50,810 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2020 data https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). Salary information for North Carolina: The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the hourly median wage for skilled welders in North Carolina is $22.33 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2021 Occupational Employment and Wages, Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers). 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 $18.12 and $14.58, respectively.
42) For Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an annual average of 47,600 job openings between 2021 and 2031. Job openings include openings due to net employment changes and net replacements. See Table 1.10 Occupational separations and openings, projected 2021-31, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed October 13, 2022. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
77) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI prepares graduates for entry-level careers using the provided training. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than those listed.
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