Becoming a welder is a worthy goal, and Summit will support each step you take toward that goal. At Summit, our dedicated instructors will encourage and challenge you. Our coursework will help you pursue the proficiency that can elevate your career. We know there are no shortcuts to a fulfilling welding career, but we believe your career climb begins here.

Summit’s Welding program will train you in the latest technologies and equipment to help prepare you for entry-level opportunities in welding. As a welding technician, you will perform tasks such as: blueprint reading, flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding for pipe and tubing, and operating hand and power tools common to the trade, including shielded metal arc and gas metal arc equipment.


Our professional and committed faculty, small classes and modern facilities create an environment where your hard work can succeed. Your personal journey will be supported by our flexible scheduling options, free tutoring, and career services. While enrolled in Summit‘s Welding program, your studies will include, but are not limited to:

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Flat, Horizontal & Vertical welding
  • Oxyacetylene, Plasma, Cutting and Carbon Arc
  • Aluminum Tig Welding
  • Structural Welding
  • Gas Flux Cored Welding
  • Symbols for Welding

*Courses are currently offered in a format combining Online distance learning and On-campus classes.

Is a Career as a Welder Right for You?

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Welding technicians are always needed. According to O*NET online, job openings for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers in the United States are projected to total 45,800 between 2016 and 2026. Welding technicians work in settings such as: construction companies, automotive industries, ironwork applications, factory production, and facility maintenance and repair. No matter how your career journey unfolds, Summit wants to be by your side. Every student’s climb is different, but at Summit you’ll find the support you need to elevate your career.

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