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Welder

Training Time: 2-12 months

Get ready to see sparks fly when you choose a career in welding. If you have strong math skills, precise attention to detail and excel at problem solving, you may have found your career match. Welding skills are transferrable across industries, from producing aerospace equipment to commercial construction projects. The typical workday for a welder involves reviewing blueprints, measuring metal dimensions, maintaining equipment and using welding tools to bond pieces of metal together. Learn more about how to earn a welding certification in Upstate South Carolina, and fire up your career prospects.

  • High-End Earners (Top 10%)
    in the Upstate:

    $60K

  • Median Annual Salary:
    in the Upstate:

    $44K

  • 2,442

    Current Jobs in the Upstate

  • 278

    Job Posts in the Upstate
    (12-Month Period)

  • +8.8%

    Projected Job Growth in the
    Upstate (5 Years)

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Robotic Welding Fundamentals Certificate in Applied Science

This program trains students in the fundamentals of basic welding, pipefitting and print reading.

Training time required: 8 months

Basic Welding Certificate

Students in this program learn to weld in the four main welding positions on plate and pipe using several welding processes.

Training time required: 8 months

Welding Certificate

Welding students acquire skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, and Oxy-Fuel Cutting, with an emphasis on Industrial Safety.

Training time required: 12 months

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)- Pipe Certificate

This program focuses on SMAW welding of steel for application in the structural steel and pipeline industry. Training includes fillet and groove welds on plate, and groove welds on pipe in all positions. Students will undergo a welding qualification test at the completion and have the opportunity to gain an AWS certification to AWS D1.1 structural steel welding code and ASME Section IX Boiler and Pressure Vessel on SMAW welded pipe.

Training time required: 7 months

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)- Structural Certificate

This program focuses on SMAW welding of steel for application in the structural steel industry. Training includes fillet and groove welds in all positions. Students will undergo a welding qualification test at the completion and have the opportunity to gain an AWS certification to AWS D1.1 the structural steel welding code.

Training time required: 2 months

Welding Certificate in Applied Science

This program prepares welding graduates for testing and certification for local metal fabrication shops, maintenance welding and construction pipe welding.

Training time required: 12 months

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