Skilled Trades

Mechanical Trades Career Training

Delta Technical College offers mechanical trades training in career fields where job growth is expected, including welding and HVAC/R programs. At Delta Tech, you could become an electrician in 12 months, a journeyman welder in 7.5 months, a pipe fitter in 10 months or an HVAC/R technician in 9 months.

*Not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.

What are skilled trades?

Skilled trades jobs require specific training, such as a welder, allied health professional or cosmetologist. Some skilled trades jobs also require a license or certification. Delta Tech offers skilled trades training across allied health, mechanical trades, cosmetology and truck driving.

What are mechanical trades?

Mechanical trades are skilled trades that are specifically related to the design, use and/or understanding of tools and/or machinery. For example, a pipe fitter and an HVAC technician are considered mechanical trades jobs.

Many mechanical trades careers involve manual labor, and many tradesmen are self-employed. Mechanical trades schools like Delta Tech offer hands-on training, and also help prepare students to obtain licenses or certification.

What mechanical trades programs does Delta Tech offer?

Are mechanical trades jobs in demand?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the job outlook for:

  • Welders will increase by 3% from 2019 to 2029.
  • Pipefitters will increase by 4% from 2019 to 2029.
  • HVAC/R technicians will increase by 4% from 2016 to 2029.
  • Electricians will increase by 8% from 2019 to 2029.