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Welding School Near Philadelphia
Get trained to become a welder at UTI’s Exton, Pennsylvania, campus.

Welding Program Coming to UTI Exton

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TRAIN FOR A WELDING CAREER AT UTI

Welders have their hands in many different industries, from automotive parts production to construction projects. They use their skills to melt down materials to produce new parts and structures.

The Welding Technology program offered at Universal Technical Institute (UTI) helps students gain the skills and experience needed for entry-level careers in the industry.1 UTI’s Exton campus, which is located close to Philadelphia, is a great place to start your training.

36 weeks Program length
178,000 Square feet of campus area
55 Number of classrooms & labs on campus

ABOUT THE WELDING PROGRAM

There are four main types of arc welding processes used in the industry today, and UTI Welding students are trained on how to perform these. They include:


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WELDING SKILLS STUDENTS WILL LEARN

In addition to learning the four main arc welding processes, students in the Welding Technology program are taught how to weld in a variety of positions, which helps them learn to become combination welders. Courses covered 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)

WELDING TECHNICIANS ARE IN DEMAND

 

From construction to manufacturing, trained welders can work in a range of industries. Employers are looking to hire skilled welders for careers in the industry. Find out more here.

WELDING DIPLOMA NEAR PHILADELPHIA

Employers hiring for welding positions will often look at a candidate’s graduation documents from the place they received their training. Graduates from UTI Exton’s Welding program* will earn diplomas.

*Program coming to UTI Exton.

TRAINING CREATED WITH LINCOLN ELECTRIC

UTI’s relationship with Lincoln Electric allows students to train with the brand’s state-of-the industry technology.

Lincoln Electric is a leader in the development, design and manufacturing of welding technology — and UTI is proud to have a relationship with them. Curriculum in the Welding Technology program has been developed alongside Lincoln Electric, which allows UTI Exton students to train with the brand’s state-of-the industry technology and VRTEX® virtual welders.

CAREER OUTLOOK & OPPORTUNITIES

There are several industries that welders can pursue careers in, including:

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

Find out more about these opportunities by checking out our welding career guide here!

49,000+ Estimated average annual welding job openings in the U.S.42
$48,130 Median annual salary* for welders in the Philadelphia area26


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

ABOUT THE CAMPUS

UTI Exton is located near Philadelphia, where you can explore famous historic sites and attractions. There are also several raceways and speedways in the area, including Pocono Raceway, which is known as the “Tricky Triangle” due to its unique track design.

UTI exton campus location on google maps

CAMPUS LOCATION

750 Pennsylvania Drive
   Exton, Pennsylvania 19341

M-F | 8am-5pm | Hours
M-F | 8:30am & 2pm By Appointment Only


610-458-5595 | Campus
800-834-7308 | Admissions
866-246-3072 |  Financial Aid
877-884-3986 |  Student Services
610-646-8654 |  Career Services

* If you wish to post a job please click here.

TOUR THE CAMPUS

If you want to check out the UTI Exton campus for yourself, tours are offered in-person Monday through Friday. Book one below!

UPCOMING EVENTS

UTI hosts events both virtually and in-person year-round, so you can stay up to date with what’s going on. View the events calendar below!

GET WELDING TRAINING AT UTI

Students can graduate from the Welding Technology program in as little as 36 weeks. Connect with an Admissions Representative today to get more information!