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Participants will learn the most commonly utilized welding processes including welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.

Career Details


Students in Advanced Welding are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Introduction to advanced welding and safety techniques
  • Metal properties
  • Preheating and post-heating of metals
  • Structural steel fitting and layout
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Heat distortion and stress
  • Weld preparation for pipe
  • Pre-pipe test
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding—pipe
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding—aluminum, mild steel
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding—gas-shielded, self-shielded
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding—aluminum, mild steel, pipe, stainless steel
  • Two-man (buddy) welding pipe
  • Drawing and welding symbol interpretation (pipe-specific)

Career Options

Most Advanced Manufacturing graduates go on to work for manufacturing or construction companies, plants, or machine shops.


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the Job Corps basic Welding career technical training program.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a positive behavior record with no major incidents in the past 90 days.
  • Have health clearance from the Job Corps center where they received basic training.
  • Pass an entrance exam.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Advanced Welding Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career

Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

Commitment to safety
Following directions
Physical strength
Steady hands and fingers

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