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Welding and Fabrication Technology

Making Sparks Fly in an Essential Career

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Classes start in 2023!

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Welding and Fabrication Career Training

As a student in the Welding and Fabrication Technology Program, you’ll be training with modern equipment and specialized tools to hone your craft of welding and fabrication. Become prepared for the workplace with a hands-on environment, designed to replicate real-world workplace scenarios. In just 18 months, you’ll learn:

  • Basic & Advanced Pipe Welding
  • Shielded Arc Welding
  • Flux Cored Welding
  • Advanced GMAW & GTWA
  • Critical Thinking & Business Communication Skills
  • And much more

Those are cool skills, but without proper equipment you won’t get much done. In our hands-on labs, you’ll be using TIG welders, MIG welders, STICK welders, fluxcored welder, shielding gas cylinders, consumable welding wires, welding clamps, oxy-acetylene, plasma arc cutting, carbon arc cutting, a variety of alloys, and various rigging equipment. This will ensure when you graduate you’ll be ready to pass your various certification exams.

At J-Tech Institute, we work best when we’re hands-on; we believe the best training comes from learning in a realistic environment. Our laboratory settings are designed to represent the actual shop environments you could expect to find working in the industry. Find out if career training in Welding and Fabrication is right for you by taking the quiz below.

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This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report of the results.

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Have a personal interview with an Admissions Representative. This is your chance to get all of your questions answered about the program you’re interested in. 

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Complete and submit all required forms including the enrollment agreement, payment of the application fee, and a meeting with the Campus Leadership Team.


J-Tech will determine your eligibility on the basis of educational background, personal interview, and commitment to becoming a working graduate.

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PROGRAM Highlights

Graduates of J-Tech’s Welding and Fabrication Technology program acquire the entry-level skills necessary for a career in the welding industry.

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Welding Tool and Safety Set

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Welding and Fabrication Training and Skills:

You’ll get hands-on training, learn the proper use of equipment, and the necessary skills to accomplish your tasks on the job.

You’ll learn:

  • Fundamentals of Welding
  • Structural Shielded Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Advanced GMAW
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Basic Pipe Welding
  • Advanced Pipe Welding
  • Advanced GTAW
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation and Lab
  • Real World Fundamentals
  • Real World Crafting
  • Business Communications
  • Critical Thinking & Workplace Ethics
  • Career Planning
  • Computer Applications
  • Physical Sciences
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Student Tool & Safety Set

  1. Viking 1740 Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet
  2. Leather Sleeved Welding Jacket
  3. MIG/Stick & TIG Welding Gloves
  4. Safety Glasses, Shade 5 IR Glasses, & Clear Face Shield
  5. Welders Cap
  6. Welders Backpack
  7. Chipping Hammer w/ Wire Brush
  8. Welding Pliers
  9. Fillet Gauge
  10. Soap Stone, Tape Measure, C-Clamp Pliers, Tip Cleaner & Striker

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Career Options

In 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows people employed in this industry make an annual mean wage of $44,000. This translates to $21.25 an hour before benefits and potential overtime pay. It is forecasted the industry will pick up an additional 34,100 jobs by 2030.
  • Mig Welder
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Fabricator / Welder
  • Structural Iron and Steelworker
  • Welding Inspector
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Oil Rig Welder
  • Pipefitter
  • Auto Body Welder / Technician
  • Industrial Boilermaker

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Thinking about becoming part of the essential workforce?

The best way to get your questions answered, and more, is to come check us out. Pick a date and time, and we’ll do the rest!


J-Tech also works with local employers for input on current trends and new equipment to meet the changing needs of the industry.