Welders and metal fabricators are in demand in our area and across the country. The Welding Technology program at Gaston College can train you for a job that offers good pay now, and a career you can build on for your future. Welders in NC make just over $40,000 per year on average, and with experience and specialization your earning potential will grow.
Earn certificates or a diploma, and you will have hands-on experience and qualifications for many entry-level welding positions in a wide range of metalworking industries. Top employers from Gaston, Lincoln, and surrounding counties want to hire motivated graduates from our program.
The Training You Need for the Job You Want
The Welding Technology program will also open up career opportunities in fields like manufacturing, parts and equipment sales, construction, quality control, management and training, or owning your own welding-related business. You do not need previous experience or a high school diploma to start taking classes and building a good foundation at Gaston College for a rewarding career with a skilled trade.
Our program will give you a practical, working knowledge of the science, different kinds of technology, and safety procedures you will need to find the job you are looking for. Your instructors will get to know you and your strengths, as well as what you are interested in focusing on while you are learning. There are many opportunities for graduates, including working on airplanes, ships, automobiles and trucks, pipeline installation, and many more.