Welding Technology

The full-time welding program at CEI will provide you with training in shielded arc (stick), oxyacetylene welding and burning, metallic inert gas (MIG) inner shield welding, and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. As a student, you will spend approximately two hours per day in the classroom and four and a half hours per day with hands-on training. Related courses include blueprint reading, mathematics, layout and fabrication projects, metal identification, and welding theory.

For more detailed information: Welding Admissions Handout

This program may be right for you if you

  • Mathematical Skills. You need relatively good math skills to be a great welder. ...
  • Attention to Detail
  • Steady Hands and Good Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Physical Strength and Endurance
  • The Ability to Always Learn New Things
  • Good Communication and Teamwork Abilities


Why CEI's Welding program?

  • Affordable
  • 9:1 Student-to-Teacher Ratio
  • Learn in a Live Shop
  • ASME Certified Instructor
  • 1700 Hours of Experience

How Much Will it Cost?

  • $129 Per Credit
  • $15 Computer Usage Fee Per Semester
  • $2,500 (Approx.) on Text Books, Equipment, Tools, and Lab Fees


How Long Will it Take?


  • 4 full-time semesters, includes 5 GenEd classes (29 months)


  • 4 full-time semesters (22 months)


  • 2 full-time semesters (10 months)

Where are our Graduates Working?

  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Metal & Steel Fabrication Companies
  • Agriculture & Dairy Farms


How much do our graduates make?

Over the last 5 years, our graduates started out averaging $26,000 to $46,000 (Based on a 2080 work year, wage information is given within the first year of employment).



82.34% (Average positive placement for graduates over the past 5 years)



Students who are registered for 12 or more credits, or who are taking courses in the professional portion of a healthcare program, are required to carry health insurance and will be automatically enrolled in the SHIP plan. Students will be billed at the time of registration.


Catalog Information

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