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Participants will learn the most commonly utilized welding processes including welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.

Career Details


Students in Welding are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Learn how to position and assemble metal products by welding
  • Use equipment to weld or join metal components to fill holes, indentations, or seams of metal products
  • Understand and follow safety procedures

Career Options

Most Welding Job Corps graduates go to work for manufacturing companies, or in construction, wholesale trade, or repair shops.


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Advanced Manufacturing training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from agencies such as:

  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Credentials such as these offer students a competitive edge on positions in manufacturing, production, and metalworking.

Welding Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career


Months to complete career training program


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

Attention to detail
Concern for others

Training Facilities

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