Welding Technology Program in Erie, PA



Length: 12 months

Program Overview

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.



Course Outline

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

Welding Technology Job Placement Sites

Below is a list of employers who 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

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Try a Trade

Try a Trade is a new initiative at EIT where the public can schedule a time to come to the school and under no obligation, complete a small introductory project in the program of their choice.

If you've ever considered beginning a career in any of the fields we offer, schedule a date to come in and Try a Trade!


Al Wassel

Al Wassel

PSB Industries

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

Douglas Frank

Douglas Frank

Welding Graduate

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

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