Welder Schools in Philadelphia, PA

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Enrolling in a welding program provides a world of career opportunities. Welders work in buildings, the automobile industry, on bridges, construction, manufacturing, rigs, shipyards, and much more. The use of technology has made major inroads in the industry, but the basics remain unchanged. Welding schools cover fundamental skills such as MIG welding, TIG welding, blueprint reading, torching, fabricating, steel manufacturing, and grinding. They might also cover essential skills such as communication, business management, professionalism, and teamwork that enable graduates to seek employment and succeed in the welding industry. Most programs today will present the old standards and demonstrate contemporary practices the guide today’s practices. Preparation for national certification is critical if you want to become a nationally certified welded.

Philadelphia Community College

The Welding Technology program is one of the advanced manufacturing programs offered by Philadelphia Community College. Instruction includes classroom lectures and hands-on training in welding fundamentals. Areas of study include principles of welding, occupational orientation and safety, manual aid carbon arc cutting, mechanized oxy-fuel gas cutting, welding drawing and symbol interpretation, and brazing and soldering. The curriculum meets the welding standards established by the National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER). Classes meet Monday through Thursday in the evening or during the day on Saturdays. Graduates will have knowledge of geometry and good hand-eye coordination.

Program overview:
Welding Technology
Contact hours: 300
Duration: 4 months

Prerequisites:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must register for the program
  • Must take and pass a math skills assessment before admission
  • Submit a copy of government-issued ID and social security card
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Program cost:
Tuition for the program is $6,000. Books and supplies are additional.

Website: https://www.ccp.edu/
Address: 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-751-8000

Philadelphia Technical Training Institute

The certified welding programs offered at Philadelphia Technician Institute meets the standards of the welding industry. The program prepares students to fill the demand for professional welders in the Tri-State. The program includes hands-on technical and virtual reality training combined with essential business skills to prepare graduates for employment in the field of welding technology. Course topics include plasma cutting, gas welding, blueprint reading, fabrication, pipe welding, GTAW/TIG, FCAW. SMAW/STICK, and shop safety. Students will also participate in the internship/externship. PTTI offers affordable training, access to labs, computer rooms and training materials, job placement assistance with a 92% placement rate, lifetime support, and financial aid.

Program overview:
Welding Technology
Contact hours: N/A
Duration: 26 weeks

Prerequisites:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must submit an application to the program
  • Must have a desire to pursue higher education
  • Attend a personal admission interview
  • Take and achieve satisfactory scores on a basic reading skills, mathematical skills, and mechanical aptitude
  • Must be a legal resident of the US or be eligible to study in the US
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Sign the enrollment agreement

Program cost:
The program cost of $18,038 includes tuition, insurance, books, and supplies. Financing is available through grants, scholarships, and loans.

Website: https://ptt.edu/
Address: 1901 West Girard Ave Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-381-9403
Email: info@ptt.edu

Industrial Training and Testing Institute

Industrial Training and Testing Institute offers beginner courses for students with no previous background in welding and testing for professionals looking to obtain their MIG, TIG, and Stick Qualifications. Students will learn the processes of MIG, TIG, and Stick welding, as well as Oxyacetylene cutting, welding theory, and blueprint reading. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm or from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ITTI offers affordable tuition, job placement, and career services.

Program overview:
Welding Technology
Contact hours: N/A
Duration: 12 weeks

Prerequisites:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must submit an application to the program
  • Attend an interview with an admission representative
  • Take and pass an admission exam
  • Must be a legal resident of the US or be eligible to study in the US
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Program cost:
Tuition includes welding helmets, jackets, gloves, literature and all equipment.  Funding is available to qualified students.

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Website: https://www.ittinstitute.org/
Address: 2251 Fraley St., Philadelphia, PA , 19137
Phone: 215-744-1008
Fax: 215-744-1104
Email: weldingtc@aol.com

Carpenters Apprentice School of Philadelphia & Vicinity

The introductory hands-on course welding training offered by JAC covers various types of welding and cutting to prepare students for entry-level employment. Hands-on training will include practice in oxyacetylene torch work and stick welding. Students have the option to take the American Welding Certification Test upon request. Attendance of the first night of class is mandatory. Failure to attend will result in dismissal from the program. 100% attendance is required for certification. Tardiness could also result in dismissal from the program.

Program overview:
Welding I
Contact hours: N/A
Duration: 12 weeks

Prerequisites:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have an account with JAC to log in and register
  • Read all the requirements associated with the course
  • Complete the sign-up form
  • Provide a valid email address to receive class information
  • Attend an interview with an admission representative
  • Must be a legal resident of the US or be eligible to study in the US
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Program cost:

Members attending training must provide their own safety shoes, safety goggles, gloves, ear protection and hard hats.

Website: https://www.carpentersofphila.com/
Address: 10401 Decatur Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154
Phone: (215) 824-2300
Fax: (215) 824-2313

All State Career

All State Career offers smaller than usual class sizes to maintain a low teacher-to-student ratio, which will enable instructors to meet the individual learning needs of each student. Course topics include an introduction to craft trade skills, career, development, mathematics for trades, oxy-fuel safety and operations, allied cutting processes, gas metal arc welding, welding technology, shielded metal arc welding, flux core arc welding safety and operations, gas tungsten arc welding safety and ops, gas tungsten arc welding advanced applications, and industrial welding certification preparation. Graduates will have a sense of accomplishment, confidence in practice, and a skillset that is in demand by welding employers. Morning and evening schedules are available. Morning classes meet Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Evening classes meet Monday through Thursday from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Program overview:
Welding I
Clock hours: 960
Credit hours: 37
Duration: 48 weeks

Prerequisites:

  • Must be a high school graduate or possess the recognized equivalent of a high school certificate
  • Must be 17 years of age or older
  • Must complete an applicant information form
  • Must attend an interview with an admissions representative
  • Must take and pass the Wonderlic SLE with a score of 12 or greater
  • Must meet the financial obligations
  • Pay the enrollment fee and meet the tuition payment requirements
  • Agree to and sign the ASCS Enrollment Agreement

Program cost:
The program cost of $23,690 includes tuition, enrollment fee, student kit, uniforms, textbooks, lab fee, and credentialing exams.

Website: https://www.allstatecareer.edu/
Address: 501 Seminole St, Lester, PA 19029
Phone: 610-521-1818

Delaware County Community College

The welding certificate program offered by Delaware County Community College is an introductory program that covers fundamentals of Oxyfuel cutting (OFC), SMAW (shielded metal arc welding), GMAW (gas metal arc welding), Blueprint reading and basic fabrication. Students will learn through theory and hands-on instruction. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level welding positions. They can also progress to other welding programs offered by DCCC. Classes meet from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Program overview:
Welding Certificate
Contact hours: 225
Duration: 12 weeks

Prerequisites:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Register for the program
  • Must be a legal resident of the US or be eligible to study in the US
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Program cost:
Tuition for the program is $3,999.

Website: https://www.dccc.edu/
Address: 901 S. Media Line Rd, Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-359-5050

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