Journeyman Welder II
Are you interested in a hands-on career that can offer lots of job variety and even opportunity to travel? Pipefitter training at Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) can provide you with the technical skills you need to pursue an exciting entry-level career as a welder or pipefitter.
Ready to learn more?
MTI is Here to Help
MTI’s Admissions Team will reach out to answer any questions you have and share next steps!
Daytime and evening classes available
What Makes MTI’s Pipefitter School Different?
Weld shops that simulate real work environments
Complete your welding and pipefitting training in just 10 months
All MTI 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
Why Journeyman Welder Training?
A journeyman welder works along with a pipefitter, and both occupations require a hands-on education like the MTI Journeyman Welder Programs provide. 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 Journeyman Welder II program, offering additional career opportunities. Watch this 2-minute video to learn more about Midwest Technical Institute’s 40-week Journeyman Welder II Program, including pipe fitting.
HANDS-ON WELDING & PIPEFITTER TRAINING
MTI’s Journeyman Welder II Program trains students in the following welding processes:
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
- Gas Tungsten Arc Gas Welding (GTWA/TIG)
- Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG)
- Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
The welding instructors at MTI bring real-world experience to the weld shop, using hands-on instruction and one-on-one interaction to provide students skills in:
Basic Fitting Principles | Basic Pipe Fitting | Advanced Pipe Fitting
Pipefitting classes at MTI also include:
- Properties of Metal
- Cutting Techniques of Metal
- Production Welding Techniques
- Safety Training/ Cranes / Rigging
- Metallurgy / Vocabulary
- Basic Math
MTI Journeyman Welder II Certifications
- Bevel Plate 6010-7018 (SMAW)
- 6″ SCH. 40 pipe 6010-7018 (SMAW)
- 6″ SCH. 40 pipe ER70s -7018 (GTAW) (SMAW)
- 2″ SCH. 80 pipe ER70s -7018 (GTAW) (SMAW)
- 2″ SCH. 80 pipe 6010-7018 (SMAW)
- 1/2″ plate w/ backing strip (GMAW)
- 1/2″ plate w/ backing strip (FCAW)
- 3″ SCH. 10 stainless steel pipe 316 (GTAW) with purge
MTI’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.
MTI is here to help you attain the funding you need to take the next step in your education. MTI’s Financial Aid Team can help match you with scholarship opportunities you may qualify for.
Journeyman Welder Careers
Midwest Technical Institute is an Illinois welding school that offers a Journeyman Welder Program. Graduates of the Journeyman Welder Program work nationwide in manufacturing, construction, and maintenance fields. The welding programs offer MTI journeyman welder certifications that give each graduate the skills to enter a number of fields across the welding industry. These fields include 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 technical school, MTI is an alternative to 4-year college that helps prepare future journeyman welders to meet the demands of today’s employers. Journeyman welders may also pursue careers as traveling welders and shipbuilders, all without the requirement of a college degree.
Ready to Learn More?
Ready to learn more about MTI’s hands-on training programs? Give us a call or fill out the form to get more information.Get Started
Find Welding Training Near You
Find accredited pipefitter training near you at one of MTI’s four campus locations.
Journeyman Welder II Program Overview
Pipefitting and welding training is an important step toward beginning a rewarding career as a pipefitter in the manufacturing, construction, fabrication and maintenance industries. Here’s what you can expect when you attend Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) for your pipefitter training:
Quick Facts: Pipe Welding School
- WHAT IS A JOURNEYMAN WELDER?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “welders work in a wide variety of industries, from car racing to manufacturing. The work that welders do and the equipment they use vary with the industry. Arc welding, the most common type of welding today, uses electrical currents to create heat and bond metals together—but there are more than 100 different processes that a welder can use. The type of weld normally is determined by the types of metals being joined and the conditions under which the welding is to take place.”
- HOW MUCH DO JOURNEYMAN WELDERS MAKE?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median annual wage for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers was $44,190 as of May 2020. The highest 10 percent took in more than $66,250. Earnings will ultimately vary in terms of experience and skill level.
- WHERE CAN I WORK AS A JOURNEYMAN WELDER?
MTI’s welding graduates work across the country in fields including manufacturing, construction, and maintenance. These skilled workers serve in a variety of roles including boilermakers, pipefitters, structural welders, and many other welding-related jobs. As job opportunities generally vary in terms of one’s personal experience, attending an accredited pipe welding school may provide increased career versatility.
For more information on welding and pipefitter work environments, visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- IS PIPEFITTING IN DEMAND?
- HOW MUCH DOES PIPEFITTER TRAINING COST?
Enrollment & Outcomes
Enrollment and outcome information for all Illinois-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program can be found in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses. For annual details, please visit our Journeyman Welder II enrollment and outcomes page.
- Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
- MTI is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federally-funded financial aid programs.
For more information about our accreditations and approvals, please visit: https://www.midwesttech.edu/about-us/accreditation/
Midwest Technical Institute is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education: 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701. For more info: www.ibhe.org
Midwest Technical Institute is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.