• The median annual pay for welding professionals ranges from $44,190 to $67,500.
    Experienced, expert welders can make well over $100,000 per year.

                                                                (Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics)Get Career Ready with career and technical education

    Welding student, seated and wearing face mask, bends over a welding a project as sparks fly

    The Welding Program instructs students in multiple different welding types and techniques. Students also learn how to approach a welding job from estimating the time and cost of a job to designing the process that will be used to accomplish the work. Fourth year students have the opportunity to learn advanced techniques in class or to begin their career via work/study programs. Membership and certifications are available through the American Welding Society.


    Year 1:
    AWS safety, basic skills, history of welding,
    shield metal arc welding (SMAW),
    oxy-acetylene, gas metal arc welding (GMAW)

    Year 2:
    Vertical up welding, overhead welding,
    GTAW (TIG) welding, aluminum, carbon steel,
    stainless steel

    Year 3:
    Job/Career possibilities,
    intermediate fabrication, thin materials,
    pipe welding

    Year 4:
    Repair work, mass production techniques,
    3G, 5G, 6G welding, cast iron welding,
    cast iron welding, oxy-fuel brazing


    Classes meet for 3 periods/2 hours per day, 5 days a week

    Average number of new students accepted per year: 17

    Opportunity for professional certifications: YES

    Opportunity to earn college credits: NO

    Future Careers

    Construction Industry
    Welding Student Plans at GraduationInspector
    Manufacturing Industry
    Military Engineer
    (SEABEES/Army Corps of Engineers)
    Research Engineer
    Robotics Industry 

    Recent Student


    Drivers Academy International
    Ironworkers Local 11
    Monmouth College
    Pipefitters Local  475
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
    Raritan Valley Community College
    Rowan University
    Sheet Metal Workers Local 25 & 22
    United States Army
    United States Navy
    United States Marines




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