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How Much Does Welding Training Cost?

 
average costAssociate's Degree in Welding: $2,000-$31,000high costBachelor's Degree in Welding: $40,000-$100,000
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Welders can be trained in the classroom or may receive on-the-job training through informal or formal apprenticeships. Welders completing a certificate program may start in entry-level jobs or join an apprenticeship, while students completing a bachelor's degree may start in managerial or engineering positions.

Typical costs:

  • Welding training programs cost $5,000-$15,000 at community colleges or technical schools. Programs may last two years and typically culminate in a certificate of completion. For example, Modern Welding School[1] in Schenectady, N.Y., offers a three-month welding program for $6,000, which includes tuition, fees and materials. Alexandria Technical & Community College[2] in Minnesota offers a one-year welding technology certificate for $7,000 in tuition and fees, and the Welder Training and Testing Institute[3] in Allentown, PA, offers a nine-month program for $8,100.
  • An associate's degree in welding costs $2,000-$31,000. Austin Community College[4] in Texas costs $1,900 for residents and $11,430 for non-residents. At Ferris State University[5] in Big Rapids, MI, state residents pay $20,880 while out-of-state tuition costs $31,320 for the two-year associate's degree in welding.
  • A bachelor's degree in welding costs $40,000-$100,000 and lasts about four years. Ferris State University[6] costs $41,760 for state residents or $62,640 for non-residents completing a bachelor's in welding engineering technology. A bachelor's degree in welding & fabrication engineering technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology[7] in Williamsport costs $54,360 for state residents or $68,040 for non-residents. Welders with bachelor's degrees or higher may become welding supervisors, inspectors, instructors or engineers.
  • Apprenticeships in welding cost $0-$1,300 and last 3-5 years. South Florida Associated General Contractors offers formal welding apprenticeships at no cost to the student, with fees paid by the public school system and books paid for by the sponsoring contractor or welding firm.
  • State licensing for welders cost $25-$250 and qualifications vary by state or municipality. For example, Pittsburgh[8] charges an $87 permit fee for welders, and Mississippi[9] 's fee is $200 plus $50 for each additional license obtained.
  • Certification in welding costs $275-$1,100 for various certifications within the field. For example, the American Welding Society offers welding instructor certification[10] for $825 for non-members or $1,040 for members.
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What should be included:
  • Welding training includes courses in blueprint reading, shop mathematics, mechanical drawing, physics, chemistry, electricity and computers according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics[11] .
  • According to Education Portal[12] , a certificate in welding may include coursework in cutting systems, metal fabrication and welding processes.
  • An associate's degree should cover a wider range of welding, fabrication and drafting techniques than a certificate program. These may include constructing jigs, flame shaping and welding symbols.
  • A bachelor's degree should include training on welding leadership and design with coursework in metallurgy, welding computer programming and engineering.
Additional costs:
  • Additional fees for welding students include housing and meals, equipment fees and books, and range from $500-$10,000, based on the program and location. For example, the Albany Weld-Trade School[13] in Albany, OR, charges a $600 equipment fee for a 10-week program. Meanwhile, additional costs at the 16-week Maritime Welding[14] program in Jacksonville, FL, include $4,000 for housing and meals, $800 in lab fees, $721 for equipment, $240 for books and $65 for a physical examination.
  • Welding tools and safety equipment may cost about $500-$1,200. For example, Alfred State SUNY College of Technology[15] in Alfred, N.Y., estimates a $1,000 cost for tools, $150 for safety equipment, and a $700 welding rod.
Discounts:
  • Scholarships may be available to qualified applicants attending a welding training program. For example, the American Welding Society[16] sponsors a number of scholarships of $500-$3,000 for students entering a welding education program.
  • Welding tools are typically available for the student to purchase at a reduced cost. For example, Olympic College[17] in Bremerton, WA, estimates safety equipment and tools at $780 with an educational discount. Used welding equipment[18] may be available for purchase from retailers at a reduced price.
Shopping for welding training:
  • The American Welding Society has a searchable database[19] of welding training programs by state.
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External Resources:
  1.  modernwelding.com/professional_welding/index.htm
  2.  www.alextech.edu/en/students/programs/Manufacturing/Welding/TuitionCosts.aspx
  3.  www.papsa.org/weld.html
  4.  www.austincc.edu/support/admissions/tuitionchart.php
  5.  www.ferris.edu/htmls/administration/businessoffice/tuition-rates.htm
  6.  www.ferris.edu/htmls/administration/businessoffice/tuition-rates.htm
  7.  www.pct.edu/finaid/cost.htm
  8.  www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/bbi/assets/12-BBI-permit-fees.pdf
  9.  www.examprep.org/InfoDialog/selectlicensecontent1.aspx?State=Mississippi&st=ms&Name=Mis...
  10.  www.aws.org/certification/docs/pricelist.pdf
  11.  www.bls.gov/ooh/Production/Metal-and-plastic-machine-workers.htm
  12.  education-portal.com/articles/Welding_Fabrication_Schools_How_to_Choose.html
  13.  www.weldschool.com/form.html
  14.  /www.cdawelding.com/tuition-cost.da
  15.  www.alfredstate.edu/academics/programs/freshman-senior-welding-students-required-tools-...
  16.  www.aws.org/foundation/national_scholarships.html
  17.  www.olympic.edu/Students/AcadDivDept/BusinessAndTechnology/WeldingTechnology/WELD+Tech+...
  18.  www.usedweldingequipment.com/vendor-links.htm
  19.  www.aws.org/w/sense
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