Welding Program at Pierce College District 11

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Welding Program

The welding program at Pierce College District 11 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 Washington colleges that offer welding program.

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Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Welding program at Pierce College District 11, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, welders, cutters, and welder fitters employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.6% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 3
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.84
    • Average Annual Salary: $49580
  • Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 400
    • Average Hourly Rate: $22.65
    • Average Annual Salary: $47120

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -18.0% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 170
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.22
    • Average Annual Salary: $48300
  • Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 50
    • Average Hourly Rate: $20.46
    • Average Annual Salary: $42560

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 Washington

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C,A)
  • Sheet Metal Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)
  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) (C,A)

South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 43 students completed this program

Programs

  • Welding (C,A)

Green River Community College

Auburn, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 150 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)

South Seattle Community College

Seattle, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 260 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)

Olympic College

Bremerton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 140 students completed this program

Programs

  • Welding (C,A)

Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)
  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) (C,A)

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 60 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)

Grays Harbor College

Aberdeen, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 120 students completed this program

Programs

  • Welding (C,A)
  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) (C,A)

Everett Community College

Everett, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 320 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C,A)
  • Machine Shop Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)
  • Metal Fabricator (C,A)

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