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WELDING TECHNOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM OVERVIEW

UTI’s Welding Technology program gives the hands-on training needed to prepare for a flexible career in industries from automotive fabrication to aerospace.

36 weeks From start to finish
6 campuses Hosting the Welding program

UTI Lisle program scheduled to begin winter 2021.

4 techniques Comprehensive welder training developed with Lincoln Electric including GMAW, SMAW, FCAW & GTAW techniques

5 Reasons to Choose the UTI Welding Program



  1. Train and graduate in less than 9 months

  2. Dedicated teams to help search for financial aid, housing, and employment1

  3. Train with VRTEX® virtual welders

  4. Learn to become a combination welder by training in 5 different welding techniques:
  5. Curriculum developed with Lincoln Electric

WELDING PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Students in UTI’s Welding program will learn about the procedures and equipment required to weld using Gas Metal Arc (GMAW), Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Flux-Cored Arc (FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) welders. Students will 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.

UTI GTAW Welding Course

GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING (TIG)

This course will introduce the student to gas tungsten arc welding, its characteristics and safety. Using the information that they learned in previous courses, students will develop the skills necessary to make gas tungsten arc welds on different metals, using both direct and alternating current methods.

UTI Virtual Course

VRTEX 360 “VIRTUAL WELDERS”

Application to safely practice welding before learning actual SMAW, (stick) GMAW, (MIG) and FCAW (flux-core) processes in the lab.

UTI Pipe Welding Course

PIPE WELDING

The pipe welding course will introduce students to the different methods welding pipe and tube using multiple types of metal transfer. Students will learn the welding positions used, from horizontal rolling to stationary or vertical, along with how to use the correct tools and equipment for cutting and beveling of joints during assembly.

WELDING CLASSES



Developed in conjunction with Lincoln Electric, UTI’s Welding Training program curriculum includes MIG, TIG, Stick and flux-cored welding techniques throughout the 12 hands-on courses.


SPARK YOUR FUTURE

UTI's 36-week Welding training program prepares graduates for the industry in less than one year. The program was built in conjunction with Lincoln Electric and will prepare you for the construction, structural, pipe and fabrication industries.5

INTERESTED IN WELDING?

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UTI WELDING SCHOOL LOCATIONS

Welding programs are offered at six Universal Technical Institute campuses: UTI Avondale (Arizona), UTI Rancho Cucamonga (California), UTI Dallas-Ft. Worth (Texas), UTI Houston (Texas), UTI Long Beach (California) and UTI Lisle (Illinois).

UTI Lisle program scheduled to begin winter 2021.

INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE

The welding industry demands more skilled workers and is ready to pay for them.

488,000+ Number of projected welder job openings by 2028 13
$42,490 Median annual salary for welders 26
$64,240 Annual salary for welders in the 90th percentile 26

UPCOMING EVENTS

WHEN CAN I START?

Don't wait months for the next semester. Our welding program starts every six weeks, so you’re able to prepare for your career sooner.

WHEN CAN I START?

Don't wait months for the next semester. Our welding program starts every six weeks, so you’re able to prepare for your career sooner.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Can I complete welding training in less than one year?

    Yes! UTI’s Welding Technology program is designed to be completed in just 36 weeks. Your coursework will cover four different welding techniques in order to prepare you as a combination welder. As a graduate, you’ll be well-prepared to start your welding career and pursue opportunities in a variety of industries, from automotive fabrication to aerospace.

  • How much does an entry-level welder make?

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the 2019 median annual salary for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers in the U.S. was $42,490.26 This means half of welders made more and half made less. Keep in mind that salary depends on several factors, including employer, demand and cost of living in the area. To learn about the annual median wages for welders across the U.S., check out our welder salary guide.

  • Can I get AWS certification at UTI?

    Created in conjunction with Lincoln Electric, UTI’s welding program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills today’s industry requires. Graduates are well prepared to test for welding certifications from organizations such as the industry standard American Welding Society (AWS).

  • Can I learn TIG/GTAW welding at UTI?

    Yes. Students in UTI’s welding program learn four welding techniques, including tungsten inert gas (TIG) and GTAW welding. To learn more about these welding techniques, check out this article on our blog.

  • Can I learn MIG/GMAW welding at UTI?

    Yes. Students in UTI’s welding program learn four welding techniques, including gas metal arc (GMAW) and MIG welding. To learn more about these welding techniques, check out this article on our blog.

  • Can I learn FCAW welding at UTI?

    Yes. Students in UTI’s welding program learn four welding techniques, including flux-cored arc welding (FCAW). To learn more about this welding technique, check out this article on our blog.

  • Can I learn SMAW welding at UTI?

    Yes. Students in UTI’s welding program learn four welding techniques, including shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). To learn more about this welding technique, check out this article on our blog.