Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts, and welders learn the characteristics and properties, such as melting points of steel, aluminum, and other commonly used metals. Persons interested in becoming welding technicians should possess basic skills in vocational math and reading. Good hand-eye coordination and a desire to learn are also important in this field.
The majority of graduates from the Bevill State Welding Technology program move into the field as technicians with particular areas of expertise. Among the various occupations our graduates are qualified to seek are welders in various occupational fields, welder's helpers, flame cutters, and pipe welders.
A certificate in Welding Technology can provide you with the foundation on which a rewarding career can be built. According to labor statistics, the number of technician positions is expected to grow faster than average due to the increasing demand for skilled labor in the welding job market.
The placement rate of graduates of the Bevill State Welding Technology program has been higher than 80% in recent years, with many students obtaining employment prior to graduation.
With quality educational training and experience, former students of the Welding Technology program at Bevill State can make up to $45,000 per year. Depending on the location of employment, graduates generally start at $8-$10 per hour and with a few years of experience can earn between $15-$20 per hour.
For more information about the Welding Technology program, contact Bevill State Community College toll free at 1-800-648-3271 or at one of the campus listed below.
(205) 921-3177, ext. 5395
(205) 648-3271, ext. 5229
(205) 648-3271, ext. 5679
Effective July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided here represents one year’s data only, however, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.
Gainful Employment Statistics and References
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