Are you looking for a hands-on career that rewards your strong work ethic and provides lots of work environment diversity? The School of Welding at Delta Technical College (DTC) gives you the professional skills and experience you need in order to start a career in this exciting industry.
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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
Lifetime Job Placement
Career counseling & job placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
The School of Welding at Delta Technical College
A welder works in tandem with a pipefitter, and both occupations require a hands-on education, like the one Delta Technical College’s Welding 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 Welding & Pipefitting Program, offering additional career opportunities. Watch this 2-minute video to learn more about Delta Technical College’s welding programs.
Hands-On Welding Trade School
DTC’s Welding 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 instructors at DTC bring real-world experience to the shop, providing hands-on education and one-on-one interaction to ensure students develop skills across:
Pipe Welding | Manufacturing | Cranes/Rigging | Basic Pipefitting
Welding classes at DTC also include:
- Field & Shop Safety
- Properties & Cutting Techniques of Metal
- Welding Metallurgy / Vocabulary
- Basic Blueprint Readings
- DTC Welding Certification Tests
Students interested in additional hands-on pipe fitting training can enroll in the Welding & Pipefitting Program. This program teaches the same curriculum as the Welding Program but also includes an additional 10 weeks of pipefitting classes.
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.
Students who complete Delta Technical College’s Welding Program can work nationwide in manufacturing, construction, and maintenance fields. The welding program offers DTC welding certifications that give each graduate the skills necessary 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 8% from 2020 to 2030. *www.bls.gov
As a welding tech school, DTC is an alternative to traditional 4-year college. Delta Technical College trains future welders to meet the challenging standards of today’s employers. Welders who complete training may also enjoy careers as traveling welders and shipbuilders, all without the requirement of a college degree.
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Find an accredited welding training program near you at one of DTC’s two campus locations.
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 Delta Technical College (DTC) for your welding training:
QUICK FACTS: WELDING PROGRAM
- WHAT IS A WELDER?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 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.
For related information, check out our resource, What Does a Welder Do?
- HOW MUCH DO WELDERS MAKE?
- WHERE CAN I WORK AS A WELDER?
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.
For more information on welding work environments, visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- ARE WELDERS IN DEMAND?
The BLS predicts the job outlook for welders will increase by 8% from 2020 to 2030 and the outlook for pipefitters will increase by 5% in those same years.
- HOW MUCH DOES WELDING 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 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.