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Due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, York Technical College (all locations) will be CLOSED Monday, December 10.

Faculty will contact classes regarding final exams makeup schedule.

For enrollment, registration, financial aid, and payment questions, please email enrollmentservices@yorktech.edu.

Please remain safe during this time.

Welding

York Technical College is an accredited Testing Facility. As such, the content that is taught in the Welding program at York Technical College is based upon the studies and recommended practices of the American Welding Society and other welding authorities. the Welding curriculum is designed for persons who seek a background in the basic principles and practices of welding. It is also valuable for many who are currently working in the field of welding who want to add to their current welding skills. Students can receive training in theory and practice relating to OXY/ACTY gas welding & cutting, SMAW, FCAW, GTAW, GMAW welding processes in accordance with current industrial practices. Robotic welding is also taught in the Welding Department. Job opportunities include pipe fitting, pipe welding, structural steel, sheet metal, maintenance, and construction welding.

Program Options

AAS Degree-Gen Tech-Welding

Welding

Complete ECO-101
Complete ENG-155
Complete HSS-205
Complete MAT-155
Complete PSY-105
Complete WLD-111 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete WLD-113 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete WLD-136 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete WLD-152 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete WLD-154 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete WLD-208 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete EGT-114 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EGT-117 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete WLD-104 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete WLD-140 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete WLD-201 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete WLD-231 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete COL-101
Complete WLD-110 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete WLD-228 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete 7 credits from courses: EGT-128 MTT-141 MTT-111 MTT-124

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

Typically, a graduate with an associate degree and no experience could receive starting wages in the $15.00 - $18.00 per hour range, which equates to $31,200.00 - $37,440.00 annually (without overtime). Again, these wages are based on a graduate not having prior experience in the field and are also dependent upon the company from which employment is attained. Each company will offer different levels of compensation based on their company policy. If a graduate has prior work experience, he/she could possibly find the starting wages to be higher ($18.00 - $25.00/hour).

The average wages for the YTC service area is approximately $22.00/hour. There are some industries in the YTC service area that are paying higher wages (+$25.00) based on the technology in the plant and the required experience(s) that an employee may possess. Overtime is a common occurrence for those that work in the manufacturing industry. This can significantly increase an employee's total annual wages. 

Useful Links

Program Standards for Welding (PDF) 
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

Certificate in Basic Welding

The Basic Welding Certificate program is designed to provide basic skills in gas and arc welding in a variety of applications.

Complete WLD-104 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-111 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-113 (minimum grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

The Basic Welding Certificate program is designed to provide basic skills in gas and arc welding in a variety of applications.

Useful Links

Program Standards for Certificate in Basic Welding (PDF) 
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

Certificate in MIG/TIG/Pipe Welding

The MIG, TIG, and Pipe Welding Certificate program focuses on more advanced welding applications for those who have basic welding skills.

Complete WLD-136 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-152 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-154 (minimum grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

DAS (Diploma) Welding

The Welding Diploma program is designed to provide graduates with skills in gas, arc, TIG, and MIG welding. The program is based on the recommended practices of the American Welding Society (AWS). Students receive extensive hands-on experience for a variety of applications.

Complete ECO-101 or PSY-105
Complete ENG-155
Complete MAT-155
Complete EGT-114 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-104 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-111 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-212 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-152 (minimum grade C)
Complete COL-101
Complete EGT-117 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-113 (minimum grade C)
Complete 1 of 2 Groups Group 1: WLD-136 OR Group 2: WLD-132 and WLD-134
Complete WLD-208 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-154 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-201 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete IMT-102 (Minimum Grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

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