The Welding program offers innovative instruction and individualized guidance for both the beginner and professional welder.  It is offered at Four Rivers Career Center in partnership with the Washington school district.  An enhanced learning environment is generated by mixing classroom instruction with the latest technical welding processes in the lab. Students are prepared to enter the workforce as welding technicians.

Those currently in high school can choose to articulate coursework to the AAS degree program and continue with the general education block of coursework at ECC.

The welding profession is experiencing about average growth, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By 2022, the number of positions is expected to increase by six percent. Median annual earnings for welders were $36,300 in May 2012. Their salaries ranged $24,000 to $56,000.

These industries employed the highest number of welders:

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Repair and Maintenance

ECC Registration:

Program Faculty:

Chester Livell