Daytime and evening classes available
WHAT MAKES DTC'S WELDING PROGRAM DIFFERENT?
Get hands-on training in a real weld shop environment
Earn the DTC welding certifications you need in just 7 months
All DTC welding instructors have real-world experience
Evening 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
The School of Welding at Delta Technical College
Delta Technical College (DTC) offers two welding programs: (1) Welding (2) Welding & Pipefitting. Both programs feature hands-on instruction to learn arc welding techniques including SMAW, TIG, MIG, and FCAW. The Welding Program can be completed in less than a year and is ideal if you’re interested in pursuing entry-level welding career opportunities. If you’re interested in receiving additional training that will provide you with more advanced pipefitting skills to help expand your career opportunities, check out the Welding & Pipefitting Program.
The School of Welding at DTC is the first step toward pursuing an exciting career as a welder not only in Mississippi, but wherever the career may take you! Whether you find work as a traveling welder or a shipbuilder, the ever-changing work environment provides a dynamic range of professional possibilities.
Welding Classes at DTC
The Welding Program at Delta Technical College teaches you the following through a combination of classroom training and hands-on weld shop experience:
- Properties of Metal
- Cutting Techniques of Metal
- Production Welding Techniques
- Safety Training/Cranes/Rigging
- Basic Math/Basic Fitting Principles
All of DTC’s welding instructors have real-world experience and are available to provide individual support and instruction. You will learn 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)
If you’re also interested in pipe fitting, check out the Welding & Pipefitting Program. You will learn all the above welding techniques and receive an additional 10 weeks of pipefitting training.
You will also take DTC Welding Certification Tests to help employers recognize your welding skills and determine if they meet the requirements of the position. The certifications you earn at DTC’s School of Welding can potentially increase your employability in the welding industry.
DTC Welding Certifications
- Bevel Plate 6010-7018 (SMAW)
- 6″ SCH. 40 pipe 6010-7018 (SMAW)
- 3″ SCH. 10 stainless steel pipe 316 (GTAW) with purge
- 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)
- 2″ SCH. 80 pipe 6010-7018 (SMAW)
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.
Careers in Welding
Graduates of The School of Welding at DTC work in a wide range of positions within the welding industry, including manufacturing, construction, and maintenance. Many different career paths are available within the welding industry, such as steel welders, sheet metal workers, boilermakers, industrial maintenance welders, industrial shutdown welders, rig welders, motorsports welders, shipyard welders, military welders, and even underwater welders.
Welding Program Overview
Welding trade schools are the first step toward an exciting new career in this hands-on field. Here’s what you can expect when you choose The School of Welding at Delta Technical College (DTC) for your welding training:
QUICK FACTS: WELDING TRAINING PROGRAM
A welder heats metal pieces to melt, fuse, or permanently join together. The most common type of welding is arc welding, which uses electrical currents to create heat and bond metals together, but there are more than 100 different processes. Welders can work in a variety of industries, from car racing to manufacturing. A welder’s daily routine varies, depending on the job requirements and industry.
To learn more, check out: What Does a Welder Do?
According to BLS, the median annual wage for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers was $47,540, in May 2022. Pay varies for welders based on experience, skill level, industry, and the size of the employer. The highest 10 percent in the field earned more than $68,750 per year.
For more information, check out: Is Welding a Good Career Path?
The largest employers of welders are manufacturing, specialty trade contractors, self-employed workers, and repair and maintenance, according to the BLS.
The BLS predicts about 42,600 job openings for welders every year from 2022-2032.
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 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.