Combination Welding

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Average Annual Wages, May 2020

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

In May 2020, the average annual wages for welders in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

All data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors


Machinery Manufacturing


Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only)


Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only)


Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing


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The Combination Welding program provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in metal fabrication and repair.

This program incorporates shop safety throughout the program to ensure safe practices, while completing required competencies.

Topics include blueprint reading, measurement, cylinder safety, and plasma and oxy-fuel cutting. Students set up amperage adjustment and voltage polarity prior to welding mild steel.

Students engage in in-depth study and practice of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).

Industry-Focused Instruction

We meet with employers to assess industry needs. Our small class sizes and simulated work environments are a chance for you to learn and practice your new skills. You will train closely with our dedicated and experienced instructors.

We give you the knowledge you need to succeed

Our dedication to your education goes past enrollment. We offer career placement assistance to help you with your resume, job search, and interview prep.