Welding & Pipefitting
Are you looking for a hands-on career that offers competitive pay and the freedom to work all over the country? The School of Welding at Delta Technical College (DTC) gives you the welding and pipefitting education and technical skills you need to start pursuing an entry-level career in the industry.
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What Makes DTC's Welding & Pipefitting Program Different?
Weld shops that simulate real work environments
Complete your welding and pipefitting training in just 10 months
All DTC welding instructors have real-world experience
Daytime Classes Available
Flexible class times that work for your busy schedule
No general education courses required, students will learn the skills required for entry-level employment
Lifetime Job Placement
Career counseling & job placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
The School of Welding at Delta Technical College
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HANDS-ON WELDING & PIPEFITTER TRAINING
DTC’s Welding & Pipefitting Program trains students in the following welding processes:
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
- Gas Tungsten Arc Gas Welding (GTAW/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 Welding & Pipefitting 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
DTC’s Financial Aid Team provides personalized support to students applying for federal financial aid and help with understanding all the funding options, including scholarship opportunities.
DTC is here to help you attain the funding you need to take the next step in your education. DTC’s Financial Aid Team can help match you with scholarship opportunities you may qualify for.
What Are My Career Options as a Welder or Pipe Fitter?
Welding & Pipefitting Program graduates 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.
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Welding & Pipefitting Program Overview
Earning your welder & pipefitter certification is a crucial first step toward starting a career in 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:
Quick Facts: Welding & Pipefitting Training
- WHAT CAN A WELDER EXPECT TO DO WHEN THEY BEGIN WORKING?
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?
- WHAT CAN A PIPEFITTER EXPECT TO DO WHEN THEY BEGIN WORKING?
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.
DTC’s welding & pipefitting training is geared towards preparing students to meet 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?
- WHAT ARE THE WAGES FOR WELDERS AND PIPEFITTERS?
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.
- HOW MUCH DOES WELDING & PIPEFITTING TRAINING COST?
Enrollment & Outcomes
Enrollment and outcome information for all Mississippi-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses. For annual details, please visit our Welding & Pipefitting enrollment and outcomes page.
- DTC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
- DTC is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federally-funded financial aid programs.
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.
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.