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Welding Program in Pennsylvania

In as few as 26 weeks, you can get the foundational education you need for an entry-level position as a professional welder. Pennco Tech’s Welding Program trains students to become highly skilled welders, combining classroom instructions with hands-on learning. Students can enroll in the Welding Program at our campus in Bristol, Pennsylvania.

About the Welding Program

Students in the Welding Program at Pennco Tech receive 900 hours of hands-on training over 26 weeks. This program is divided into two courses of study:

  • WLD 101: Welding Fundamentals (450 hours)
  • WLD 102: Advanced Welding (450 hours)

The Welding Program trains students in key procedures, techniques, and safety measures to prepare them for entry-level welder positions. Students will learn a wide range of welding techniques, including:

  • Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Gas Metal Arch Welding (GMAW/MIG)
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/TIG)
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Proper welding equipment/tools

In addition, students will learn critical skills like reading blueprints and welding symbols, alloy identification, fabrication, and practicing shop safety. Plus, they’ll be learning from experienced instructors who have years of career experience as professional welders.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

Graduates who successfully complete Pennco Tech’s Welding Program will be prepared to work in:

  • Construction
  • Fabrication

Students can graduate with the working knowledge and skills to become certified/licensed as a welder in any U.S. states, upon passing the proper certifying/licensure exams. Graduates should also be able to complete pre-qualification tests for any construction or structural projects. Some of the jobs that Pennco Tech welding graduates can obtain include:

  • Brazer
  • Cutter
  • Fabrication Welder
  • Fitter/Welder
  • Welder-Helper
  • Industrial and Maintenance Welder
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welder
  • Solderers

Please note: This program does not license or guarantee becoming a certified/licensed welder in PA or any other state. Becoming certified/licensed is the student’s individual responsibility. A review of certification/licensing requirements in PA will be included in WLD 101: Welding Fundamentals.


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Career Services Support at Pennco Tech

Pennco Tech’s career education programs are tailored to support both students at the beginning of their professional education, as well as mid-career professionals looking to build their skillset. Whatever stage of your career you’re in, you’ll have access to our Career Services resources as a Pennco Tech student. The Career Services team can help current students and graduates with:

  • Writing resumes and cover letters
  • Interview techniques
  • Job fairs
  • Networking tips
  • Professional development workshops

Whether you’re a current student or you graduated five years ago, Pennco Tech’s Career Services department is available to help you with your job search.

Financial Aid Information

Did you know that 90% of Pennco Tech students take advantage of financial aid and scholarship programs? Our Financial Aid office is available to help guide students through the aid process and answer any questions they may have. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify via grants, scholarships, loans, and veterans’ educational benefits.

Learn More About Pennco Tech’s Career Programs

If you’re looking for a practical, hands-on training program, Pennco Tech is a great fit. In addition to Welding, we offer programs in Plumbing & Heating Technology, Collision Repair, Diesel Technology, and many more. Pennco Tech welcomes prospective students to take an in-person tour, or virtual tour of our campus in Bristol, PA. For more information, contact Pennco Tech today.

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