Journeyman Welder Program Overview
In Delta Tech’s Journeyman Welder Program, students will gain valuable welding skills. The 30-week program incorporates hands-on training for SMAW and TIG processes, as well as MIG and flux core welding, pipe welding, and manufacturing. Delta Tech's Journeyman Welder instructors have real-world experience, and help students build their welding skills through hands-on instruction and interaction.
Classes teach welding students about field and shop safety, pipe fitting, and blueprint readings. Additionally, students can select a specialty of their choosing while progressing through their education at Delta Tech. This enables participants to focus on strengthening skill sets that align to their specific goals.
Upon successful completion of the Journeyman Welder Program at Delta Tech, students will receive Delta Tech Journeyman Welder Certification (listed below) and a diploma.
*Not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.
• Cutting Techniques of Metal
• Production Welding Techniques
• Safety Training / Cranes / Rigging
• Metallurgy / Vocabulary
• Basic Math / Basic Fitting Principles
*Certain subjects may be taken out of numerical sequence to accommodate class scheduling policies.
Delta Tech Journeyman Welder 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
Journeyman Welder FAQ
- Welders can seek employment in a variety of industries, from car racing to manufacturing. A welder’s daily routine and regular toolkit may vary from one industry to the next.
A welder heats metal pieces to melt and fuse them together or permanently join two metal parts together. The most common type of welding used today is arc welding, which uses electrical currents to create heat and bond metals together, but there are more than 100 different processes a welder can use.
- According to BLS, the median annual wage for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers was $42,490 in May 2019. Pay varies for welders based on experience, skill level, industry, and size of employer.
- Welders are often employed in manufacturing, repair and maintenance, and merchant wholesale. Some welders are self-employed. Welders can be employed as boilermakers, pipefitters, structural welders, specialty trade contractors, and many other welding-related jobs.
Many welders may work outdoors in a variety of climates on scaffolding and platforms, while at other times, welders make work indoors in confined areas.
Why Journeyman Welder Training?
A journeyman welder works in tandem with a pipefitter, and both occupations require a hands-on education, like the one Delta Technical College's Journeyman Welder Program provides. The instructors have real-world experience, and each welding program can be completed in less than a year. The pipefitter training is incorporated into the Journeyman Welder II Program, offering additional career opportunities. Watch this 2-minute video to learn more about Delta Technical College’s Journeyman Welder Programs.
Delta Technical College offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest Delta Tech campus today to learn more.
Enrollment and outcome information and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses.
Journeyman Welder Careers
Students who complete Delta Technical College’s Journeyman Welder Program can work nationwide in manufacturing, construction, and maintenance fields. The welding programs offer Delta Tech journeyman welder certifications that give each graduate the skills to enter a number of fields across the welding industry. This includes careers as boilermakers, pipefitters, structural welders, and other welding-related jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers will increase by 3% from 2019 to 2029. *www.bls.gov
As a welding tech school, Delta Tech is an alternative to traditional 4-year college. Delta Tech trains future journeyman welders to meet the challenging standards of today’s employers. Journeyman welders who complete the journeyman welder training may also enjoy careers as traveling welders and shipbuilders, all without the requirement of a college degree.
Delta Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
Delta Tech 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.