Welding Technology

Welding Technology

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Welding Technician Training in Pittsburgh, PA

There are many career opportunities for those who have completed their training in welding. Job possibilities for welders include working on bridges, buildings, pressure vessels and heat exchangers – all of which the program at All-State Career School covers in detail. In addition, our curriculum is designed to provide you a foundation in industrial welding techniques, craft skills and welding mathematics.

All-State Career School Campus in West Mifflin, PA

Welders get to work with both their hands and their heads.  Welding encompasses study in electrical, metallurgy, chemistry, physics, design, and mechanical engineering. Welders may work on various structures; including but not limited to bridges, buildings, pressure vessels and heat exchangers. This would include welding items such as nuclear systems, boilers, storage vessels, transmission and transportation vehicles for water, land, air and space travel, and production and processing machines of all types. The All-State curriculum provides students with a foundation in welding techniques, skills, welding mathematics, and career development. The successful graduate is trained to enter the welding profession as an entry-level welder.

The Marcellus Shale Gas Boom Means Opportunity for Welders

For those who have completed their welding technology program at All-State, the career opportunities are very attractive in the western Pennsylvania area and beyond.  The current natural gas industry boom related to the Marcellus shale formation has created tremendous opportunity for both welders and commercial truck drivers.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published an article on the employment and wage trends in PA because of the Marcellus Shale gas boom.  This trend is expected to continue and many recent All-State grads from the Pittsburgh campus have been hired by employers to meet the demand for skilled welders and drivers. 

Benefits of Attending All-State Career School 

While you will gain a thorough education and understanding of welding technology during our program, you will have the additional benefits of receiving top-notch career guidance and assistance from our staff to start your career in the skilled trades. These additional services will help you through the job search process to be prepared to confidently interview to acquire a welding job you can love.

In addition to the comprehensive welding instruction you will receive, you will also get coaching and direction in the following skills from our career placement team:

  • Filling out a job application so that it stands out among others
  • Learning how to confidently interview and make a strong impression
  • Creating a winning résumé and cover letter
  • Practicing interpersonal skills when interacting with industry employers face-to-face at our job fairs 

To obtain additional information about this program and to learn how to get started, contact All-State today via our online chat option or by completing the form above.

Frequently asked questions

  • Who is All State Career?

    All-State Career School provides postsecondary career education to both traditional and nontraditional students through a variety of diploma and degree programs that assist adult students in enhancing their career opportunities and improving problem-solving abilities.

    All-State Career School strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education. 

  • What are the admission requirements?

    To qualify for admissions, in most cases you must be a high school graduate or its equivalent. All applicants are required to complete a personal information sheet. During a personal interview with our admissions staff, we will review your career goals to help you find the right program to fit your needs.

    Every individual will be given the opportunity to tour the facility, meet with Financial Aid, and enroll in the next available classes. Please contact your local campus Admission representative for more information on admission requirements.

  • How much does the program cost?

    Tuition varies from program and campus. Speak with an admissions representative for more details.

  • Is financial aid available?

    You've got obligations and responsibilities already, so financing your education is going to be a real concern. At All State Career, we understand that. That's why we help our students to learn about government and private loans and other financial aid options that are available to those who qualify to help finance the cost of building the foundation for your new career.

    • We work every day with working adults and career changers who have complex financial situations, and get them the information to help them to determine the financing for their education that will work the best for them.
    • We have financial aid offices on every campus so students can continue to find and act on important information they need to continue on their path to success
    • We are flexible and pragmatic in our approach. Our instructors, counselors, professors, and staff understand and will work with you if it becomes difficult to keep up your studies or if you need time off.
  • Does All State Career help me find a job after graduation?

    At All State Career, our Career Services professionals are committed to successfully supporting our graduates to secure employment in entry-level positions. Through career development, including professionalism, motivation, resume development, dress for success, interview coaching and the maintenance of ethical standards, we empower our graduates with the skills necessary to approach a job interview ready for success.

    All State operates a Career Services Center at each campus to assist graduates with career placement. All State Career provides career placement assistance to our graduates. As graduation approaches, students get the opportunity to meet with the Director of Career Services during their last semester to discuss career services available for their individual job search. As a graduate, you will want employment that reflects your skills, training, and allows for professional growth and development. Career Services is committed to helping you find the right fit for you.

  • Is All State Career accredited?

    If you’re looking for accredited colleges or vocational schools, you have come to the right place! While each campus varies in program offerings and specific programmatic accreditations, all are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

    See each school's campus page or click on the CONSUMER INFO button on the right to view individual campus or programmatic accreditations.

Programs vary by state and campus. Not all programs are offered at all locations. Contact local campus for accreditation information.

Program Costs and Career Outcomes

Welding Technology
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