Journeyman Welder II
DTC’s Journeyman Welder II Program
Are you looking for a hands-on career that offers competitive pay and the freedom to work all over the country? Delta Technical College (DTC)’s Journeyman Welder II program and pipefitter training gives you the education and technical skills you need to start pursuing an entry-level career in this worthwhile industry.
Journeyman Welder II Program Overview
Earning your pipefitter certification is a crucial first step toward starting a career in infrastructure, serving professional roles across manufacturing, construction, fabrication, and related maintenance settings. Here’s what you can expect when you attend Delta Technical College (DTC) for your welding and pipefitting training:
Hands-On Welding & Pipefitter Training
DTC’s Journeyman Welder II Program trains students in the following welding processes:
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
- Gas Tungsten Arc Gas Welding (GTWA/TIG)
- Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG)
- Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
The welding and pipefitting instructors at DTC deliver real-world experience to the classroom environment, providing hands-on instruction and one-on-one engagement with students to help you develop skills in these essential areas:
Basic Fitting Principles | Basic Pipe Fitting| Advanced Pipe Fitting
Pipefitter classes at DTC also include:
- Properties of Metal
- Cutting Techniques of Metal
- Production Welding Techniques
- Safety Training/ Cranes / Rigging
- Metallurgy / Vocabulary
- Basic Math
DTC JOURNEYMAN WELDER II CERTIFICATIONS
- Bevel Plate 6010-7018 (SMAW)
- 6″ SCH. 40 pipe 6010-7018 (SMAW)
- 2″ SCH. 80 pipe 6010-7018 (SMAW)
- 6″ SCH. 40 pipe ER70s -7018 (GTAW) (SMAW)
- 2″ SCH. 80 pipe ER70s -7018 (GTAW) (SMAW)
- 1/2″ plate w/ backing strip (GMAW)
- 1/2″ plate w/ backing strip (FCAW)
- 3″ SCH. 10 stainless steel pipe 316 (GTAW) with purge
What Makes DTC’s Pipefitter Trade School Different?
Build essential skills with hands-on training that simulates real welding environments
Earn your welding and pipefitting certification in as few as 10 months
All DTC welding instructors have real-world experience
Small class sizes and no general education courses required
Lifetime job placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
Financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to students who qualify
Flexible class schedules are available
Quick Facts: Pipefitter Training Programs
Welding is the joining together, cutting, or repair of metal parts, using different types of welding, the most common being arc welding. There are more than 100 different processes that a welder can use depending on the industry, equipment, type of weld, and conditions.
For additional information, check out our resource, What Does a Welder Do?
A pipefitter repairs and installs pipes that carry chemicals, acids, and gases, and will work primarily in manufacturing, commercial, and industrial settings. Pipefitters may choose to specialize within their field as gasfitters, sprinkler fitters, or steamfitters.
The Delta Tech pipe welding certification and the additional pipe fitting training available in the Journeyman Welder II program are geared towards the demands of today’s employers and preparing students for possible careers in these growing industries.
For additional information, check out our resource, What is a Welder?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists the median wage for welders and similar professions as $44,190 in May 2020. The median wage for pipefitters, and adjacent professions during that same time was $56,330.
What Are My Career Options as a Journeyman Welder or Pipe Fitter?
The Journeyman Welder II Program graduates students who go on to work all over the country in manufacturing, construction, maintenance, and automotive. They may enjoy careers as boilermakers, pipe fitters, structural welders, commercial pipe fitters and many other welding and pipe fitting careers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growth of 8% for welders and 5% for pipe fitters from 2020-2030.
DTC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
DTC is approved by the United States Department of Education to participate in the Federal Financial Aid Program.
Delta Technical College is licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary Schools and College Registration, Certificate No. C-624. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Delta Technical College is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.