Department ChairJamie GageSan Juan BuildingRoom 222719-549-3417Jamie.Gage@pueblocc.edu
Fremont CampusEric Ingmire 719-296-6105 Eric.Ingmire@pueblocc.edu
Southwest Colorado Community CollegePatrick Flores 970-247-2929 (Ext. 7223) Patrick.Flores@pueblocc.edu
Students are able to start the program in high school and continue on campus with job opportunities available to them when they graduate. Many of our students have won state and national awards in welding competitions!
Program Start Term: Every Semester
Award: AAS, Certificate, or Mini-Certificates
Average Class Size: 12-25
Program Length: 7 Semesters
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Course Availability: Day & Evening Classes
Program Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Mancos
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Career InformationThe Welding program prepares you for a career in construction and
manufacturing settings, small job shops, city and government welding
centers, and related sites. You may also work as a self-employed welder.
What Will I LearnThe Welding AAS degree offers advanced instruction if you have finished the basic welding courses, or if you are working at the trade and wish to upgrade your skills. We also give qualification tests if you wish to be become qualified in a welding process.
The Welding Certificate program provides training in the SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) and the Oxyacetylene cutting process. This training is also included in the degree program. This two semester program stresses print reading and applied metal properties. It prepares you for employment in the industry in the shortest possible time.
Our Experienced FacultyThe welding faculty at PCC has 75 years of combined experience in the welding industry. Many PCC welding faculty has worked or is currently working in the welding field locally. Many work in the very manufacturing facilities in Pueblo who also hire our students.
Our Cutting Edge FacilitiesPCC has the latest equipment available to train our students. Currently, we have facilities in the area high schools as well as the Pueblo and Mancos campuses.
Salary InformationPipelayers Entry-Level: $28,612.00 Experienced: $43,244.00Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers Entry-Level: $29,299.00 Experienced $47,020.00