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Welding Schools in Utah

Welding Schools in Utah

Welding Schools in UtahThe following schools are nine of the most popular welding schools in Utah.

1. Bridgerland Applied Tech. College

According to statistics, it’s easy to get accepted at Bridgerland. It has a 100% admission rate, so as long as you have the necessary documents, your chances of getting enrolled in this school’s 1-year Welding Technology certificate program are very high. You may also want to enroll in their e-learning program, which they call “blended learning.” To them, this means a combination of two things: a traditional instructor-based training process and the usage of a wide array of technologies. Overall, the ultimate goal is to provide students with an optimized learning or training experience.

2. Davis Applied Tech. College

This school offers a Welding Technology certificate course that you can complete in one year. According to a data released by American School Search, Davis Applied Tech. College has a safety rating of B+, which means it is a “generally safe” school to enroll in.

As far as admissions are concerned, this school credits your life experience, previous certifications, and other placement credits you’ve earned in the past.

3. Mountainland Applied Tech. College

Mountainland Applied Tech. College may be small, but one of its strong points are its 87% student retention rate and 95% graduation rate. Compared to other schools in Utah, not only do students of this school enjoy their stay in the college, but they also actually graduate. You can take your welding certificate for several months.

4. Ogden Weber Applied Tech. College

If you work during the day, you can take welding classes on the evening or at the weekend through Ogden Weber. And if you are financially challenged, you might be interested in a part-time employment with the school. In return, some of your tuition will be paid by the school.

5. Salt Lake Community College

Compared with the competition, Salt Lake Community College has a relatively low tuition, which can amount to almost $10,000 every year. If you need financial assistance, though, you can apply for FAFSA federal student aid, which can repay after you graduate and have a job.

6. Snow College

Snow College offers a two-year associate degree in Welding Technology. For students from other states, be happy to know that Snow College offers on-campus housing.

7. Southwest Applied Technology College

This is a new school, having been established in 2001. To date, it offers only 9 majors, and one of them is a one-year Welding Technology certificate program.

8. Utah State Univ. Coll. of Eastern Utah

One of the strong points of this school is that they help their graduates find regular employment after graduation. They also offer part-time employment to students who are having a difficult time financially.

Weber State University9. Weber State University

This is one of the oldest and most reputable schools in Utah. It has a 71% student retention, which means that students enjoy their stay at Weber State University. It offers several learning opportunities or options for students such as the following:

    • study-abroad program
    • evening or weekend program
    • e-learning / distance education program

Below is a list of SENSE (Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education) schools in Utah.

  • Clearfield Job Corps Center
  • Davis Applied Technology College
  • Maple Mountain High School
  • Mountain View High School
  • Mountainland Applied Tech. College
  • Ogden-Weber Applied Tech. Center
  • Payson High School
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Southwest Applied Technology College
  • Spanish Fork High School
  • Uintah Basin Applied Tech. College
  • Weber Basin Job Corps

Here are schools classified under the Career & Tech Center category.

  • Bridgerland Technology
  • Davis Applied Tech. College
  • Jordan Applied Tech. Center
  • Mountainland Applied Tech. College
  • Southwest Applied Tech. College
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Welding Schools in Michigan

Welding Schools in Michigan

Welding Schools in MichiganThere are over 120 welding schools listed in the American Welding Society’s database. These schools are categorized according to these types: high school, SENSE, career and technology center, or 2-year associate’s degree schools.

According to the same database, there are 32 schools career and technology centers offering welding programs in Michigan. Out of these technology centers, 13 are classified as SENSE (or Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education). They are listed below.

  • Allegan County Area Tech. Educ. Center
  • Branch Area Career Center
  • Capital Area Career Center
  • Gratiot Technical Education Center
  • Jackson Area Career Center
  • Lisd Tech Center
  • Merrill Institute
  • Montcalm Area Career Center
  • Muskegon Area Career Technical Center
  • Newaygo County Career Tech Center
  • Oakland Technical Campus Northeast
  • South and West Wastenaw Consortium
  • Van Buren Tech. Center

The following is a list of schools offering a 2-year associate’s degree in Welding Technology.

  • Alpena Community College
  • Andrews University
  • Baker College Of Flint
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Gogebic Community College
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Kellogg Community College
  • Kirtland Community College
  • Lansing Community College
  • Monroe County Community College
  • Montcalm Community College
  • Mott Community College
  • Muskegon Community College
  • Saint Clair County Community College
  • Southwestern Michigan College
  • Schoolcraft College
  • Wayne County Community College
  • Washtenaw Community College

The following are the top-rated welding schools in Michigan according to American School Search.

1. Ferris State University

Student Retention: 71%
Graduation Rate: 44%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Tuition: $15,700 per year
Acceptance Rate: 77%
On-campus Housing: Yes

2. Schoolcraft College

Student Retention: 62%
Graduation Rate: 26%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 29:1
Tuition: $5,500 per year
Acceptance Rate: data not provided
On-campus Housing: No

3. Delta College

Student Retention: 76%
Graduation Rate: 24%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Tuition: $5,700 per year
Acceptance Rate: data not provided
On-campus Housing: No

4. Northern Michigan University

Student Retention: 73%
Graduation Rate: 46%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 21:1
Tuition: $12,600 per year
Acceptance Rate: 72%
On-campus Housing: Yes

5. Monroe County Community College

Student Retention: 55%
Graduation Rate: 31%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 24:1
Tuition: $4,600 per year
Acceptance Rate: data not provided
On-campus Housing: No

6. Montcalm Community College

Student Retention: 52%
Graduation Rate: 18%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Tuition: $6,900 per year
Acceptance Rate: data not provided
On-campus Housing: No

7. Alpena Community College

Student Retention: 59%
Graduation Rate: 34%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Tuition: $6,000 per year
Acceptance Rate: data not provided
On-campus Housing: No

8. Kirtland Community College

Student Retention: 51%
Graduation Rate: 25%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Tuition: $6,000 per year
Acceptance Rate: data not provided
On-campus Housing: Yes

9. West Short Community College

Student Retention: 56%
Graduation Rate: 23%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Tuition: $4,500 per year
Acceptance Rate: data not provided
On-campus Housing: No

Oakland Community College10. Oakland Community College

Student Retention: 57%
Graduation Rate: 18%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 28:1
Tuition: $4,800 per year
Acceptance Rate: data not provided
On-campus Housing: No

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Welding Schools in Georgia

Welding Schools in Georgia

Welding Schools in GeorgiaGeorgia has around 200 colleges where you can get a post-secondary degree. But of these schools, only 27 of them offer Welding Technology programs, which are either an associate’s degree, or a certificate that you can earn in 1 year or several months. Below is a list of these colleges.

  • Albany Technical College
  • Altamaha Technical College
  • Appalachian Technical College
  • Athens Technical College
  • Atlanta Technical College
  • Augusta Technical College
  • Bainbridge College
  • Central Georgia Technical College
  • Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Columbus Technical College
  • Dalton State College
  • Georgia Northwestern Tech’l College
  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College
  • Golden Isles Career Academy
  • Griffin Technical College
  • Gwinnett Technical College
  • Floyd County Schools Coll. And Career Academy
  • Fortis College
  • Heart of Georgia Tech. College
  • Lanier Technical College
  • Middle Georgia Technical College
  • Moultrie Technical College
  • North Georgia Technical College
  • Oconee Fall Line Technical College
  • Ogeechee Technical College
  • Okefenokee Technical College
  • Sandersville Technical College
  • Savannah Technical College
  • Seminole Community College
  • South Georgia Technical College
  • Southeastern Technical College
  • Southern Crescent Technical College
  • Southwest Georgia Technical College
  • Swainsboro Technical College
  • Valdosta Technical College
  • West Georgia Technical College
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

According to the rating system of American Search School, the following colleges gained the highest scores. Below each school are data that can help you decide if the said school is what you are looking for.

1. Oconee Fall Line Technical College

School Type: 2-year, public school
Welding Programs Offered: Welding Technology (several-month cert. or 1-year cert.)
Undergraduate Tuition: $3,600
Student Retention: 34%
Graduation Rate: 84%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Opportunities: Part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: No

2. West Georgia Technical College

School Type: 2-year, public school
Welding Programs Offered: Welding Technology (several-month cert. or 1-year cert.)
Undergraduate Tuition: $3,600
Student Retention: 52%
Graduation Rate: 36%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 19:1
Opportunities: Part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: No

3. Albany Technical College

School Type: 2-year, public school
Welding Programs Offered: Welding Technology (several-month cert. or 1-year cert.)
Undergraduate Tuition: $3,600
Student Retention: 59%
Graduation Rate: 49%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 33:1
Opportunities: Part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: No

4. Savannah Technical College

School Type: 2-year, public school
Welding Programs Offered: Welding Technology (several-month cert. or 1-year cert.)
Undergraduate Tuition: $4,500
Student Retention: 42%
Graduation Rate: 38%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Opportunities: Part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: No

5. North Georgia Technical College

School Type: 2-year, public school
Welding Programs Offered: Welding Technology (several-month cert. or 1-year cert.)
Undergraduate Tuition: $3,600
Student Retention: 53%
Graduation Rate: 61%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Opportunities: Part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: Yes

6. South Georgia Technical College

School Type: 2-year, public school
Welding Programs Offered: Welding Technology (several-month cert. or 1-year cert.)
Undergraduate Tuition: $4,500
Student Retention: 47%
Graduation Rate: 54%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Opportunities: Part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: Yes

7. Moultrie Technical College

School Type: 2-year, public school
Welding Programs Offered: Welding Technology (several-month cert. or 1-year cert.)
Undergraduate Tuition: $5,400
Student Retention: 52%
Graduation Rate: 50%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Opportunities: Part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: No

Southwest Georgia Technical College8. Southwest Georgia Technical College

School Type: 2-year, public school
Welding Programs Offered: Welding Technology (several-month cert. or 1-year cert.)
Undergraduate Tuition: $3,600
Student Retention: 56%
Graduation Rate: 42%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Opportunities: Part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: No

9. Altamaha Technical College

School Type: 2-year, public school
Welding Programs Offered: Welding Technology (several-month cert. or 1-year cert.)
Undergraduate Tuition: $3,600
Student Retention: 66%
Graduation Rate: 63%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Opportunities: Part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: No

10. Okefenokee Technical College

School Type: 2-year, public school
Welding Programs Offered: Welding Technology (several-month cert. or 1-year cert.)
Undergraduate Tuition: $4,500
Student Retention: 47%
Graduation Rate: 58%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Opportunities: Part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: No

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