Employment Outlook

Students who successfully complete the 60-hour Welding Technology AAS degree can earn the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification, a nationally recognized certification that qualifies student for jobs across the nation. Program graduates are qualified for jobs as welders, welding fabricators, welding supervisors, pipe welders, welder fitters, maintenance welders, welding inspectors, welding instructors, welding engineers, and metallurgists.

According to Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley, employment of welders is projected to grow 17 percent between 2014 and 2024. Welders can expect to earn an hourly wage between $11.69 and $20.06 depending on their experience.

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