The Advanced Welding Degree is designed to prepare students to enter employment or upgrade skills for advancement in various areas of the welding field. The curriculum focuses on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for a successful career as a welder. Welders work for a number of industries, including construction companies, mining companies, shipbuilding companies, aerospace companies, and oil and gas companies.


Jack Lowe
Program Coordinator

Welding is a high in-demand field. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the industry will see an 8% job demand growth within the next 10 years.

Pierpont’s advanced welding program uses a state-of-the-art virtual welding machine prior to using actual welding equipment. This allows students to learn and perfect their skill, while keeping them safe.

The program covers a broad spectrum of welding technology including Basic and Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding/Flux Core Arc (GMAW/FCAW), Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Weld Theory, Fabrication and Weld Inspection.

Career Opportunites

With a degree in Advanced Welding, students can begin an exciting career in a variety of fields, including:

  • Sheet metal worker
  • Steel worker
  •  Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine 


Median annual wage for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers

*US Department of Labor

Course Catalog

To see a model schedule for this program, please see our academic catalog.


Pierpont is an open enrollment institution. Only a standard Pierpont application is needed for this program.