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From automotive parts to aerospace applications to construction projects, welders have their hands in many different industries. If a career in the field sounds exciting to you, Universal Technical Institute (UTI) can help you get there — and you can train right here at our Dallas/Fort Worth campus.1
The Welding Technology program was created in conjunction with industry leader Lincoln Electric. Over the course of just 36 weeks, students learn four different welding processes, helping them learn to become combination welders.
At the Dallas/Fort Worth campus, students have the opportunity to train on VRTEX® virtual welders, which can help them hone their skills in a simulated environment before picking up the torch for the first time.
UTI’s Welding training is designed for students of all skill levels, whether you’ve grown up working with welding equipment or are brand new to the industry. Here’s a quick look at some of the courses included in the program:
Graduate Kyle Sabers took UTI’s Welding Technology program at the Avondale, Arizona, campus. Hear about his UTI experience and how it helped prepare him for his career with Empire Caterpillar.
When hiring for positions, many employers consider a candidate’s graduation documents from the school they attended. As Welding graduates from UTI’s Dallas/Fort
Worth campus, students earn diplomas.
The Welding Technology program was created in collaboration with Lincoln Electric, a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of welding technology.
So, what would this mean for you? UTI’s relationship with the brand gives students access to some of their most current technology while they train in the lab, so you would be working with many of the same tools used by welders in the field today.
Welding is a skill that’s needed in a variety of industries, and one that could open the door to exciting career opportunities. 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. Some entry-level and advanced roles could include:77
Want to learn more about potential career paths? read our welding career guide.
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
With exciting attractions like Six Flags, Dealey Plaza and the Dallas Museum of Art nearby, the DFW campus is a great place to complete your training. The campus is also conveniently located near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
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If you’re wondering what it’s like to train at UTI Dallas/Fort Worth, come see the campus for yourself! By scheduling a tour, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at our classrooms and labs, meet our staff and get your questions answered.
Throughout the year, UTI puts on a variety of virtual and in-person events that are a great way to see if trade school is right for you. Check out our events calendar to see what’s coming up!
Students attending UTI’s welding trade school at the Dallas/Fort Worth campus will have plenty to keep them busy when they’re not in class. A short drive allows you to explore local attractions that include Six Flags Over Texas or AT&T Stadium to watch the Cowboys play in the NFL. The campus is also located within five miles of DFW International Airport, which makes it a convenient home base.
With UTI’s 36-week training program and industry connections, a career in welding might be closer than you think. If you’re ready to get started, click the link below to request more information. We’ll connect you with an Admissions Representative who can help guide you on your journey!
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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.
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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