Currently, the national average age of a welder is 54 and in two years, 250,000 positions will be opening. Utilizing multiple entry points, LTC is the only program that has you work ready in 27 weeks.
Technical Diploma • 1 terms • 27 credits
Discover your career passion at LTC.
The high demand welding career has many different paths. From a manufacturing setting to underwater oil rigs, welding can satisfy your creativity and sense of adventure. If you have an eye for detail, enjoy technology and math, welding offers great opportunity. The sparks you see may be the ones to start your new career!
Come to LTC and let us help you cultivate and share your passion for welding.
Your career potential is endless with the LTC Welding-Industrial program. Whether you jump right into your career or build on your LTC credits to earn additional degrees, this program will prepare you to:
- Apply safety practices while using welding machines and metal working machines that are used in today's industry.
- Recognize the safety hazards that are in a weld shop setting (grinders, hand tools, etc.).
- Interpret blueprints and AWS welding symbols.
- Apply basic math, algebra, and geometry concepts to the field of welding.
- Apply welding terminology used in industry.
- Troubleshoot problems with welding equipment.
- Analyze weld quality in mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum using various weld inspection techniques.
- Perform welding in all positions using SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW welding process.
- Perform procedures using submerged arc welding process.
- Perform procedures using oxyfuel, plasma arc cutting, and carbon arc cutting processes.
- Recognize ferrous and nonferrous materials and how they are affected by heat.
Your career payoff starts with your LTC degree and a potential annual starting salary of $36,605.
But, there's more. Employers hire our grads, promote them, and tell us they would recommend them to other employers. So what jobs did our recent graduates land?
Some of them include:
- Industrial Welder
- Clip-n-Clean Welder
- Machine Tool Operater
And they're working for organizations like:
- Manitowoc Tool and Machine
- Manitowoc Cranes
- Broadwind Towers