MIJTED Students engaged in welding, one of MIJTED's trade school careers.

Turn up the heat with this in-demand career

Prepare to enter one of the more-in-demand trade school careers through expert instruction and hands-on experience. Learn arc- and oxy-fuel welding and cutting, fundamental principles of joining ferrous and non-ferrous metals, welding and cutting processes, polarities, heats and electrodes for use in joining various alloys.

“I love this class because I’m getting hands-on experience and free college credits.”

-Tyler W., Prescott High School

 

Welding Program Information

COURSE OUTCOMES:

Yavapai College Welding Program Course Outcomes

LOCATION:

Yavapai College CTEC
220 Ruger Rd.
Prescott, AZ 86301

&

Chino Valley High School
760 Center St.
Chino Valley, AZ 86323

LENGTH OF PROGRAM:

2 years

GRADE LEVEL REQUIREMENT:

Junior – Senior

PREREQUISITES:

None

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Welding Jacket
  • Welding Helmet and Skull Cap
  • Welding Tool Kit
    • MIG Pliers
    • Chipping Hammer
    • Leather Gloves
    • Shade 5 Safety Glasses
    • Clear Safety Glasses
    • Wire Brush
    • Stricker

**Prices and purchasing information will be made available during the registration process

CREDITS:

Up to 5 High School credits for both years and up to 16 Yavapai College credits for both years.
** Friday Courses do not earn as many credits.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

There are three program offerings.

  • Monday – Thursday Courses
    1:15 – 3:45pm plus 1 hour oniine (Priority to 5-day schools)
  • Monday – Thursday Courses
    6:45 – 9:15am plus 1 hour online (Priority to 4-day schools) – only at Chino Valley High School
  • Friday Courses
    8am – 1:00pm plus 5 hours online

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:

American Welding Society (AWS) which includes 2G, 3G, & 4G levels:

  • ARC Welding
  • MIG Welding
  • Gas Cutting
  • OXY Welding
  • Piping

Info: American Welding Society

STUDENT BENEFITS:

  • Enables students to make career decisions consistent with their aptitudes, interests, abilities, and academic achievement.
  • Provides a program of instruction that prepares students for post-secondary education and/or for employment.
  • Transferable credits to College or University.
  • Industry skills development experience and certification to take straight to workforce.

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

Welding Career Opportunities

Welder-entry level ($26,000-44,000)
Pipeline Tech ($54,000-117,000)
Fabricator ($27,000-47,000)
Plumber ($29,000-55,000)
Machinist ($39,000-69,000)

Salaries will range based on hiring entity, location, and years of experience.

Welding Program Course Sequences

(Central Campus Program)

Monday – Thursday Program Sequence

Year 1

Fall Semester

WLD 130 – YC Credits:4
Oxyacetylene

WLD 156 – YC Credits:4
Blueprint Reading

Spring Semester

WLD 140 – YC Credits:4
Arc Welding I

YEAR 1 CREDIT TOTALS:

High school: 2.5
Yavapai College: 12

Year 2

Fall Semester

WLD 145 – YC Credits:4
Arc Welding II

Spring Semester

WLD 210 – YC Credits:4
MIG Welding

YEAR 2 CREDIT TOTALS

High school: 2.5
Yavapai College: 8

Friday-Only Program Sequence

Year 1

Fall Semester

WLD 130 – YC Credits:4
Oxyacetylene

WLD 156 – YC Credits:4
Blueprint Reading

Spring Semester

WLD 140 – YC Credits:4
Arc Welding I

YEAR 1 CREDIT TOTALS:

High school: 1.5
Yavapai College: 12

Year 2

Fall Semester

WLD 145 – YC Credits:4
Arc Welding II

Spring Semester

WLD 210 – YC Credits:4
Gas Metal Arc Welding

YEAR 2 CREDIT TOTALS

High school: 2.5
Yavapai College: 8

*All trade school careers credits are awarded at the end of each year. If a student leaves a program early he or she may not be awarded credit.

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