Many job training programs are available for aspiring welders. Welding job training can be obtained from technical schools or the U.S. Military. Most trade schools offer welding certificate or associate's degree programs, including specialized programs in Tungsten Inert Gas welding, Metal Inert Gas welding, and plasma cutting. Aspiring welders are usually required to satisfy state licensing requirements before they can practice professionally.
Students enrolled in welding degree programs will typically be required to complete courses in oxy-gas, plasma, and arc cutting, metallurgy, chemistry, math, and safety. Many welding degree programs in both English and Spanish can now be completed online.
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