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Welding Schools in Arizona

Welding Schools in Arizona

Welding Schools in ArizonaThe following schools are six of the most popular welding schools in Arizona.

1. Pima Community College
Program: Welding and Fabrication – Assoc. of Applied Science

With close to 40,000 enrolled students, Pima Community College is one of the largest welding schools in the state. Since it’s a public-owned learning institution, the tuition is very low. With around $7,000 per year, an associate’s degree is just around the corner.

2. Yavapai College
Program: Welding Certificate

If you have a full-time job and can’t take your classes in a campus, you might want to check out Yavapai College first. You can take online classes through the school’s distance education program. Or if you still prefer to attend a real classroom, enroll in their evening or weekend classes.

3. Mohave Community College
Program: Welding Tech. Cert. Program

According to statistics, the student retention for Mohave Community College is very low, which is only 47%. The graduation rate, which is only 25%, is also low. But what’s good about Mohave is that it accepts dual credits upon entry. And just like Yavapai College, Mohave also offers a distance learning program.

4. Mesa Community College
Programs: Assoc. of Applied Sci. in Applied Tech. – Welding
Cert. of Compl. in Manufacturing Welding
Cert. of Compl. in Welding Certification

If you live within the Mesa area, this college will definitely be on your list to consider. Mesa has low tuition rates, which is only about $8,000 per year. And aside from welding courses, it also offers 98 other programs to choose from. These programs can take several months or up to 2 years to complete.

5. Maricopa Skill Center
Programs: Combination Welder – 4 Proc. Cert.
Combination Welder – 3 Proc. w/ Introduction to Pipe Welding
Combination Welder – 3 Proc.
Combination Welder – 2 Proc. Cert.
Arc Welder Cert.
Flux-core Welder Cert.
Mig Welder Cert.

Maricopa has a student retention of 69%. It’s still low compared to the national average, but compared with the other welding schools in Arizona, this number says students seem to like Maricopa.

6. Northland Pioneer College
Program: Welding Technology

You can take your welding certificate for a few months or one year, or an associate degree in 2 years. Northland is known for their semester-based welding programs, which focus on the following areas:

  • Industrial Technologies
  • Welding General Studies
  • Automotive and Mechanic
  • Construction

If you would like to take your 2-year college or 2-year welding associate degree in other schools, here are other campuses to consider.

  • Arizona Western Coll. Institute of Welding Tech.
  • Cochise College – Sierra Vista
  • Coconino Comm. College Fourth
  • Eastern Arizona College
  • Glendale Community College
  • University of Arkansas

Northland Pioneer CollegeIf your son or daughter has an interesting in welding, you might want to encourage him / her to enroll in welding courses. These schools in Arizona are classified as SENSE schools. SENSE stands for Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education, a program by the American Welding Society that consists of three welding training levels.

  • Ash Fork High School
  • Camp Verde High School
  • Central Arizona College
  • Cholla High Magnet School
  • Cortez High School
  • Flagstaff High School
  • Ganado High School
  • Holbrook High School
  • Kofa High School
  • Maricopa High School
  • Maricopa Skill Center
  • Mingus Union Comm. High School
  • Mohave Community College
  • Northland Pioneer College
  • Red Mountain High School
  • River Valley High School
  • Skyline High School
  • Tuson High Magnet School
  • Westwood High School
  • White Cone High School
  • Yuma High Shool

 

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