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If you’re looking for a hands-on career that can be applied to a variety of industries, consider training to become a welder. UTI’s Welding Technology program is designed to get you ready to pursue an exciting career in the industry, and you can train right here at our Houston campus.
With the Welding Technology program, you can train to become a skilled welder in less than 9 months.
As a welder-in-training at UTI Houston, you’ll learn MIG, TIG, stick and flux-cored welding processes. You’ll also learn how to weld in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions used for plate or sheet metal, and the fixed, rolling and overhead positions used for pipe. Courses in the program include:
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Whenever completing any type of training, it’s important to consider the graduation documents you’ll receive.
As a welding graduate from UTI Houston, you’ll receive a diploma. This can help demonstrate a graduate’s commitment and skill level to prospective employers.
The Welding Technology program was created in collaboration with Lincoln Electric, a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of welding technology.
UTI’s close relationship with the brand gives students the opportunity to train on its state-of-the-industry technology in the lab. This includes VRTEX® virtual welders, which make it possible to develop your technique in a simulated environment.
As a graduate of UTI’s welding program, you’ll be prepared to start a career as an entry-level welder. However, experienced welders are needed in a variety of different industries. Some of these include:
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*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
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There’s a demand for welders right here in Houston. If you’re ready to start training to prepare for a career, now’s the time. Welding classes start every 6 weeks. Request information today to get connected with an Admissions Representative!
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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 49,200 job openings between 2020 and 2030. Job openings include openings due to net employment changes and net replacements. See Table 1.10 Occupational separations and openings, projected 2020–30, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed November 18, 2021. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
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