JOURNEYMAN WELDER II
Journeyman Welder II Program Overview
The Journeyman Welder II Program at Midwest Technical Institute prepares students to gain entry-level employment in the welding field, and offers an additional 10 weeks / 250 hours more than the Journeyman Welder Program. This program will expand on hands-on pipe fitting training and include more hands-on fitting and rigging.
MTI’s pipe welding classes provide the student the skills and hands-on training needed to become a proficient pipe welder using SMAW and TIG processes. MTI’s welding instructors use their real-world experience to teach MIG & flux core welding, and provide students the skills for pipe welding and manufacturing. The program also teaches field and shop safety and basic blueprint readings.
MTI’s pipe fitting training provides students with the fundamental principles of entry-level pipe fitting to prepare them for a career as a pipefitter/steamfitter in the manufacturing, construction, fabrication and maintenance industries. Pipe fitting training includes classroom instruction and hands-on training in pipe measurements and runs, isometric drawing readings, field fabrication and more.
Students will receive MTI welding certification (see MTI Journeyman Welder II Certifications section below) and, upon meeting graduation requirements of the program, the student will receive a diploma.
*Not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.
- Properties of Metal
- Cutting Techniques of Metal
- Production Welding Techniques
- Safety Training/ Cranes / Rigging
- Metallurgy / Vocabulary
- Basic Math / Basic Fitting Principles
- Basic Pipe Fitting
- Advanced Pipe Fitting
*Certain subjects may be taken out of numerical sequence to accommodate school class scheduling policies.
Bevel Plate 6010-7018 (SMAW)
6″ SCH. 40 pipe 6010-7018 (SMAW)
2″ SCH. 80 pipe 6010-7018 (SMAW)
6″ SCH. 40 pipe ER70s -7018 (GTAW) (SMAW)
2″ SCH. 80 pipe ER70s -7018 (GTAW) (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
Journeyman Welder FAQ
- According to the 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.” *www.bls.gov
- The median annual wage for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers was $42,490 in May 2019. *www.bls.gov
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “pipefitters install and maintain pipes that carry chemicals, acids and gases. These pipes are used mostly in manufacturing, commercial and industrial settings. Fitters often install and repair pipe systems in power plants, as well as heating and cooling systems in large office buildings.” *www.bls.gov
- The median annual wage for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters was $55,160 in May 2019. *www.bls.gov
- MTI’s Journeyman Welder graduates work across the country in manufacturing, construction and maintenance fields. They are employed as boilermakers, pipefitters, structural welders and many other welding-related jobs.
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 in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses.
Journeyman Welder II Careers
Welding graduates are employed as boilermakers, pipefitters, structural welders and many other welding-related jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for welders will increase by 3% from 2019 to 2029. *www.bls.gov
Pipe welding certification gives each graduate maximum employability potential in the welding industry, and MTI’s pipe welding training is geared to meet the tough demands of today’s employers. The job outlook for pipefitters will increase by 4% from 2019 to 2029. *www.bls.gov
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