JOURNEYMAN WELDER II
MTI's Journeyman Welder II Program
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.
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:
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
Find a Pipefitter School Near You
Find accredited pipefitter training near you at one of MTI’s four campus locations.
What Makes MTI’s Pipefitter School Different?
Receive hands-on training in 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
Small class sizes and no general education courses required
Lifetime job placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
Financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to students who qualify
Flexible class schedules are available
Quick Facts: Pipe Welding School
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.”
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.
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
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.
Midwest Technical Institute offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest MTI campus today to learn more.
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 ourJourneyman Welder II enrollment and outcomes page
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.
MTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
MTI is approved by the United States Department of Education to participate in the Federal Financial Aid Program.
MTI 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.