The Welding Technology Certificate Program provides students an opportunity to develop skills using various welding and cutting tools, techniques, and materials in preparation for entry into the welding trades. Welding certification by an independent agency is available for those who qualify. No matter how complicated and sophisticated technology becomes, one thing remains constant in the construction, fabrication, and plant maintenance business: metal must be joined to metal.  Only highly skilled, qualified Welding Technicians can do this vital job.

Grade level requirement: 10,11,12 (Juniors will be given preference)
Prerequisites: Completed application
Number of college credits earned: 24*
Career opportunities: Assembler and Fabricator, Boilermakers, Machine Setter, Metal Worker, Sheet Metal Worker, Tool and Die Makers
Starting salary range: $21,610 to $50,320 annually ($10.47 to $24.83 hourly)**

For more information please contact CVIT


*Number of college credits may change with program improvements

**Gathered from 2010 Occupational Outlook Handbook at


Cobre Valley Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 2656
Globe, AZ 85502

Seal of Arizona

Phone:  (928) 425-9654
Mobile:  (928) 961-2446
Fax:  (928) 425-8492