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Welding Program at Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 010176
  • Phone: (724) 925-4000

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  • Phone: (724) 925-4064

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  • Phone: (724) 925-4061

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Welding Program

The welding program at Westmoreland County Community College prepares students for careers as welding engineers, manufacturing engineers, application engineers, sales engineers, and project engineer or manager. The program focuses on applying technical knowledge and skills to join or cut metal surfaces. Program course include: arc welding, resistance welding, brazing and soldering, cutting, high-energy beam welding and cutting, solid state welding, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, oxidation-reduction reactions, welding metallurgy, welding process and heat treating, structural design, safety, and codes and standards. Get more details below including other Pennsylvania colleges that offer welding program.

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Students Enrolled in the Welding Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. WCCC has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Associate's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than One Year Certificate15
    Associate's Degree5

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male20
    Female0

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Black1
    White19

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Welding program at WCCC, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

  • Description:

    Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, welders, cutters, and welder fitters employment is expected to grow at a rate of 15.0% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Pittsburgh, PA
      • Total Employment: 2,910
      • Average Hourly Rate: $17.21
      • Average Annual Salary: $35,810

Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

  • Description:

    Set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies. Includes workers who operate laser cutters or laser-beam machines.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Pittsburgh, PA
      • Total Employment: 190
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.58
      • Average Annual Salary: $40,730

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Welding Programs in Pennsylvania

Welding programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, PA
Type: Community College

83 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Machine Shop Technology (C,A)
  • Sheet Metal Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)
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Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Johnstown, PA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Welding (A)
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Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Welding (C)
  • Precision Metal Working (C)
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Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, PA
Type: Community College

43 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Machine Tool Technology (A)
  • Welding (A)
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Delaware County Community College

Media, PA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Machine Tool Technology (C)
  • Welding (C)
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Northampton County Area Community College

Bethlehem, PA
Type: Community College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Welding (C)