Journeyman Welder Program Overview
The Journeyman Welder Program prepares students for entry-level employment in the welding field. Midwest Technical Institute’s welding training provides the student the skills and hands-on training needed to become a proficient pipe welder using SMAW and TIG processes. MTI’s welding school teaches MIG & flux core welding and provides students skills in pipe welding and manufacturing.
Welding classes also teach field and shop safety, pipe fitting skills and basic blueprint readings. The Journeyman Welder Program offers a greater scope of welding processes and allows the student additional time to become polished in a certain specialty.
Students will receive MTI welding certification (see MTI Journeyman Welder 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.
• Cutting Techniques of Metal
• Production Welding Techniques
• Safety Training / Cranes / Rigging
• Metallurgy / Vocabulary
• Basic Math / Basic Fitting Principles
*Certain subjects may be taken out of numerical sequence to accommodate class scheduling policies.
6″ SCH. 40 pipe 6010-7018 (SMAW)
2″ SCH. 80 pipe 6010-7018 (SMAW)
6″ SCH. 40 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 Careers
Midwest Technical Institute’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.
MTI’s welder certifications give each graduate maximum employability potential in the welding industry, especially when it comes to food-grade stainless steel pipe. MTI’s welder training is geared to meet the tough demands of today’s employers.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for welders will increase by 5% from 2016 to 2026. *www.bls.gov The outlook for pipefitters will increase by 16% from 2016 to 2026. *www.bls.gov
Journeyman Welder FAQ
- What is a journeyman welder?
- 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
- How much do journeyman welders make?
- Where can I work as a journeyman welder?
- 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.
- Are journeyman welders in demand?
- How much does journeyman welder training cost?
- For more information on MTI program costs, visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures.
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.