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Welding Engineering Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

The welding program combines specialized welding training with related technical and general education courses to give you the training you need to be a success in the field. You can get an advanced certificate, associate's degree, or the credits to transfer and get a bachelor's. 

Hands-on training in small class sizes at Delta College provide an excellent opportunity to learn specialized welding.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in welding? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

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

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Fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning or other purposes.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Fabricate, position, align and fit parts of structural metal products.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

ABOUT DELTA'S PROGRAM

  • Welding Simulator
    State-of-the-art technology

    At Delta, you get welding lab classes that provide hands-on training to help you succeed. You will use state-of-the- art equipment to learn SMAW (Stick), GTAW (TIG), and GMAW (MIG) welding.

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One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process save thousands of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's degree.

Program features:

  • Hands-on welding lab classes
  • Small class sizes
  • Welding certifications
  • Experienced welding faculty
  • AWS SENSE certified program
  • Program options: certificate, associate and transfer credits

Why you should choose Delta

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  

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Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

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Facts & Figures

Student to professor ratio

With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.

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95% of our professors have a master’s degree or higher.


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