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Welding Technology

  Diploma   12 months

Upon completion of the Welding Technology career training program, students will understand the common welding processes and applications at the foundation, intermediate and advanced levels.

Students will take welding classes that include blueprint reading, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, pipe welding, and welding fabrication.

Students will be qualified for entry level employment in the welding field in positions which include Welder, Welding Specialist, Welding Technologist or Welding Engineer.

Our school contains 26 welding booths to train in, each equipped with Lincoln Electric Welding equipment.

Welding Technology Job Placement Sites

These employers have recently hired graduates of the Welding Technology program:

  • Acutec Precision Machining Inc., Meadville, PA
  • McShane Welding, Erie, PA
  • Modern Industries, Erie, PA
  • Erie Weld Products, Erie, PA
  • Advanced Welding Tech., Erie, PA
  • Erie Fence, Erie, PA
  • CSI Industries, Fairview, PA
  • FSG Signs, Austin, TX
  • Ridg-U-Rak, North East, PA
  • HWC Fabrications, North East, PA
  • American Railing Systems, Erie, PA
  • B.C Fabricators, Inc., Lake City, PA
  • Quality Manufacturing Systems, Lakewood, NY
  • Chase Manufacturing, Corry, PA
  • Corry Manufacturing, Corry, PA
  • Industrial Welding and Fabrication Co., Jamestown, NY
  • Blackstone Advanced Technologies, Jamestown, NY
  • Keystone Tool and Die, Olean, NY

Course Outline

Term 1
  • Strategies for Success
  • Mathematics for Welding I
  • Introduction to Arc Welding Processes
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Cutting Processes
  • Safety and Shop Procedures
Term 2
  • Mathematics for Welding II
  • AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Welding Inspection Fundamentals
  • Welding Metallurgy
Term 3
  • Mathematics for Welding III
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Pipe Code and Welding Techniques
  • Structural Steel and Pipe Drawings and Layouts
  • Piping I (GMAWP)
Term 4
  • Professional Development
  • Fabrication Project
  • Piping II (SMAWP)
  • Piping III (GTAWP)
  • AWS D1.1 Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)

We have been very pleased with the graduates we have hired from EIT’s Welding Technology program.

Al Wassel

President, PSB Industries

I liked the teachers at EIT and the way in which they taught me.

Douglas Frank

Welding Graduate, Ridg-U-Rak