Daytime classes available
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
Career counseling & placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
Welding & Pipefitting Program at Delta Technical College
The Welding & Pipefitting Program at Delta Technical College (DTC) gives you hands-on experience in both skill sets, so that you can choose from a variety of career paths in the manufacturing, construction, maintenance or related industries. Welders and pipefitters often work side-by-side, and you will learn the techniques and processes required for each position. The Welding & Pipefitting Program can be completed in less than a year, empowering you to begin a new career in less time than a traditional 2-year or 4-year college—and no general education classes are required at DTC!
WELDING & PIPEFITTING CLASSES AT DTC
The instructors at Delta Technical College’s School of Welding all have real-world experience in the industry. They bring their expertise to the weld shop to provide you hands-on instruction and individual assistance.
The Welding & Pipefitting Program will teach you the following:
- Properties of Metal
- Cutting Techniques of Metal
- Production Welding Techniques
- Safety Training/Cranes/Rigging
- Basic Math/Basic Fitting Principles
- Basic Pipe Fitting
- Advanced Pipe Fitting
The Basic Pipe Fitting and Advanced Pipe Fitting modules are unique to the Welding & Pipefitting Program. They are designed to provide you an additional 10 weeks of pipefitting training to prepare you for entry-level employment as a pipefitter.
Basic Pipe Fitting
- Learn proper rigging & pipe hanger install
- Pull measurements for pipe runs
- Read ISO drawings
- Measure/fabricate 45-degree offsets
- Introduction to T’s and takeoffs
- Increase difficulty of pipe runs
- Fabricate 30 & 60-degree offsets
- Find unknown angles
Advanced Pipe Fitting
- Fabricate/weld saddles
- Run pipe A to B economically
- Learn more difficult ISO’s
- Explain rolling offsets
- Fabricate odd-angled fittings
- Execute multiple pipe runs/various angles
- Review all pipe applications
You will also learn the following welding techniques throughout the first 30-weeks of the program:
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
- Gas Tungsten Arc Gas Welding (GTAW/TIG)
- Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG)
- Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
In addition to learning and practicing various welding and pipefitting techniques, you will earn DTC welding certifications that help employers validate your welding and pipefitting skills and potentially increase your employability.
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.
Pipefitting & Welding Careers
Welding & Pipefitting Program graduates have the flexibility to work across the country within industries such as manufacturing, construction, maintenance, and automotive. You can pursue a career as a boilermaker, pipe fitter, structural welder, commercial pipe fitter, and many other positions within the industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 48,600 pipe fitter job openings and 47,600 welder job openings on average each year from 2021-2031.
Welding & Pipefitting Program Overview
DTC’s welding school in Mississippi provides a cost-effective alternative compared to a traditional 4-year college. Earn your welding and pipefitting education at DTC and take the first step toward starting an exciting, new career. Here’s what you can expect from the Welding & Pipefitting Program:
Quick Facts: Welding & Pipefitting Training
Welders join together, cut, or repair metal parts using different processes, the most common being arc welding. There are more than 100 different processes a welder can use, depending on the industry, equipment, type of weld, and conditions.
To learn more, check out: What Does a Welder Do?
A pipefitter repairs and installs pipes that carry chemicals, acids, and gasses. They work primarily in manufacturing, commercial, and industrial settings. Pipefitters may choose to specialize within their field as gasfitters, sprinkler fitters, or steamfitters. Welders and pipefitters often work side-by-side.
To learn more, check out: What Does a Welder Do?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists the median annual wage for welders and similar professions as $47,540 in May 2022, with the highest 10 percent of workers earning roughly $68,750 per year. The BLS reports the median annual wage for pipefitters at approximately $60,090, with the highest 10 percent of earners taking in just over $101,190 each year.
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.