Welding Education Introduction
Welding Education can be from a few months to a few years. Then
when you're in the industry it is a lifelong learning process.
If you attend
one of the good trade schools, obtain a 2 year associate degree, or even a Bachelor
of Science in Welding Engineering, you will have covered the tip of the ice berg
when it comes to the welding trade. There is so much theory and metallurgy out
there, some still not explained and other information just now being discovered.
It would be impossible to learn it all. That's why it is good to specialize in
several of the fundamental processes, and then learn all you can about everything
Many people don't realize that welding education involves math, science,
physics, metallurgy, and theory as well as hands-on practice. More and more is
being learned about the current processes while new processes are being developed.
On this page we will list different links concerning many types of welding
education available. Some links will be about a specific school, while others
will be a list of many different schools.
You should always research a
school and make sure it is legitimate before paying to attend. Unfortunately there
are some schools out there that only want to take your money with no concern about
you learning. Some of these schools will want you to sign a contract. Many people
don't read the fine print and find they must pay the whole tuition even if they
become dissatisfied, or need to move. Some of these schools may have decent welding
education available, but charge much more; sometimes thousands of dollars more
than you would pay at a reputable school.
Research the school! Talk to
current students and staff. Ask about job placement. And most of all
the FINE PRINT!!!
These links may
be updated from time to time.
Welding Society Industry Links:
Welding Society Education Page:
School of Welding:
Electric Welding School:
The Navy Joining
The Edison Welding Institute:
eTraining for Mig, Plasma Cutting, & Electricity:
ESAB Knowledge Center: