Harper College

Welding Technology

Prepare for an in-demand career in welding

Harper College offers a hands-on training program in welding technology, designed for students seeking immediate employment as a welder, solderer, cutter, brazer, sheet metal worker, structural metal fabricator or fitter, and other metal-working careers.

The program emphasizes welding theory and practical application of the major forms of welding. Students learn to interpret welding blueprints and develop the skills necessary to pass welder qualification tests. This program offers an entirely 8-Week Course format option. Learn more.

Earn a career-ready degree

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this career field. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Earn a workforce credential

Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program. Many of Harper's certificates are stackable to a degree program through additional coursework.

Flexible program options

Explore Welding Careers

Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Welding degree/certificate programs. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Welding Careers page.


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

Welding Technology Program News

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Last Updated: 4/8/24