Start a Career as a Welding Technician

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Get the Skills to Be a Welding Technician

The Welding programs from MIAT College of Technology provide the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding technical career. Classes are interactive and led by dedicated instructors with years of experience working with welding equipment in a professional setting. Our programs are developed collaboratively with employers so you get the skills and training they look for in a new employee!*

  • 9 month welding specialist: MIAT’s welding program prepares you for an entry-level position as a shielded metal arc welder (SMAW), gas metal arc welder (GMAW/MIG), gas tungsten arc welder (GTAW/TIG), flux core arc welder (FCAW), fabrication welder, structural welder, pipe welder, combination welder, and more!

*MIAT is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.

You will receive training in the following:

  • Precision Measuring Devices
  • OSHA Safety and Emergency Response
  • Math
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding I
  • SMAW II, Drawings, Symbols, and Metal Characteristics
  • GMAW/FCAW/GTAW Equipment/Filler Metals with Plate
  • Shielded Metal Arc Open Root Pipe Welds
  • GMAW Welding
  • GTAW Carbon Steel Welding


Employers with recent graduate hires:

MIAT College of Technology is proud to work with major employers in the industry. Our employer partnerships provide recommendations to ensure MIAT graduates posses skills required for work. In addition, the partnerships help to keep us up-to-date on the latest trends in the industry. 


Graduates can work in:

Graduates pursue positions in service, manufacturing, construction, commissioning, and sales. Potential job titles include:

  • Aluminum Welder
  • Brazer
  • Cutter
  • Fabrication Welder
  • Fitter/Welder
  • Industrial & Maintenance Welder
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welder
  • Solderer
  • Sub Arc Operator
  • Welder-Fitter
  • And More!

How much does it cost? Can I get Financial Aid?

The cost for each program varies based on length and requirements. MIAT College of Technology is accredited by the ACCSC Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

Financial aid comes in the form of government assistance and private sources to help students pay for their education costs. Most students take advantage of more than one type of aid, combining grants, scholarships, and student loans.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Students may qualify for federal aid in the form of subsidized and unsubsidized Direct Stafford LoansPLUS LoansPELL Grants and Scholarships. Additional funding options are available to our students as well.*

*Financial aid, scholarships and grants are available to those who qualify. Awards vary due to specific conditions, criteria and state.

To get the Student Financing & Financial Aid process started, you must:

File a FAFSA. This will be the first step in helping determine if you are eligible for aid. If you need help with your FAFSA form, contact our Financial Aid department at 800-447-1310. We’ll be happy to help.