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Welding Program at The University of Montana (UM)

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Welding Program

The welding program at The University of Montana 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 Montana 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. UM has offered the following programs for students:

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

     Graduates
    Less Than Two-Year Award2
    Associate's Degree11

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male13
    Female0

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Black1
    White12

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Welding program at The University of Montana, 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
    • Missoula, MT
      • Total Employment: 50
      • Average Hourly Rate: $17.67
      • Average Annual Salary: $36,760

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

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 Montana

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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Helena College University of Montana

Helena, MT
Type: Community College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Machine Tool Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)
  • Metal Fabricator (C,A)
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Flathead Valley Community College

Kalispell, MT
Type: Community College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Welding (C,A)
  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) (C,A)
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Great Falls College - MSU

Great Falls, MT
Type: Community College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Welding (C)
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Montana State University

Bozeman, MT
Type: 4-Year Public College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Welding (C)
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Montana State University - Northern

Havre, MT
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Welding (C)
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Montana State University - Billings

Billings, MT
Type: 4-Year Public College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sheet Metal Technology (A)
  • Welding (A)
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Fort Peck Community College

Poplar, MT
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Welding (C)
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Dawson Community College

Glendive, MT
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Welding (C,A)