Program at a Glance

Program Type
Less than 1-year Credential
Area of Study
Advanced Manufacturing & Skilled Trades
Est. Program Cost
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Get Your Start as a Welder

Learn to fuse together different metals and materials in this in-demand program. Receive the foundational skills needed to support your entry into the welding field.

Why Choose Germanna

Through classroom learning and hands-on skills practice at Germanna, you will be able to enter the field and get certified as a welder at a faster rate. With numerous projected job openings on the horizon in our area, now is the time to prepare for your welding career.

Career Options for Certified Welding Professionals

In-Demand Jobs:  

  • Welder: Repair metal products by heating them with welding tools.
  • Fabricator: Manufacture assorted products using various raw materials and tools. Ensure that the required parts are present and meeting quality control standards.
  • Field Ironworker or Millworker: Help demolish, decommission, or rehabilitate older buildings and bridges.
  • Construction Member or Foreman: Ensure the productivity of daily operations in construction companies or warehouses.

Salary Expectations

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What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills:

  • Welding safety
  • Cutting and gouging
  • Metal preparation
  • Joint fit ups
  • Welding drawings
  • Filler metals
Course Highlights
Core Craft Skills
Welding Level 1
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Technical training and career-based certificates can further develop the specific job skills you need to advance in your current job or change careers.
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