This list of welding schools in Arizona offers a variety of options in welding education including welding apprenticeships. Be sure to do your due diligence in researching any welding school that you intened on pursuing. Our site, Class One Welding has no affiliation with any of the schools listed below. If you would like a welding school or educational center added to our Arizona list please contact us or leave a comment at the bottom of the page!
Notes: This welding school in Arizona offers a “combination welding” course. This means that all of the common welding process will be taught to to you including SMAW (stick welding), MIG welding, TIG welding and also flux cored welding. You will also cover torch cutting and technical class information like blueprint reading.
Notes: EVIT offers a welding program that is about 620 hours long, this usually takes about nine to ten months. Welder certification through the AWS is offered which is excellent. Being a certified welder will open a lot more doors for you when you are searching for your first welding job. You can learn more about welding certifications here.
Notes: The Maricopa Skill Center is unique in the fact that you can choose single courses to take if you wish. If you only want to learn stick welding then you can take that class only. They also offer a combination welding class that covers stick (SMAW), MIG and TIG welding. Within each program you will also take a welding certification test. Becoming a certified welder will help you prove your skill to potential employers.
Notes: Glendale Community College offers two welding classes. These are perfect for someone that wants to learn a few basic welding skills, is interested in hobby/farm welding or if you are unsure if welding is for you. This is not a welding school that will train you or prepare you for a full time welding career.
Notes: Eastern Arizona College is one of the best welding schools in Arizona. They offer a fast track welding program or you may earn your Associate of Applied Science Degree in Welding technology. You can take a look at their course catalog if you want. This welding school will cover everything from torch cutting, blueprint reading, SMAW (Stick/Arc), GTAW (TIG), GMAW (MIG) and FCAW (Flux Cored). With all of the skills learned you will be able to easily pass a welding certification test and find employment with a reputable company.
330 E. Maricopa Freeway
Phoenix, AZ 85004
An apprenticeship can pay off big in more ways than one. While the Ironworkers union is not just about welding it does involve some welding and much more. Learn how to erect steel structures, climb a column and how to weld. The best part about being an apprentice is that you get paid while you learn, often times over 20 dollars per hour. You will have on the job training as well as in classroom study.
If you have any issues with balance or fear of heights this is not the job for you!
Local 469 Pipefitters Union has a long history in the state of Arizona. They offer an excellent 5 year apprenticeship that will teach you more than you could ever imagine from welding to installation of medical gas lines. You can easily earn an Associate’s Degree if you so choose. They pay and benefits are excellent even as a first year apprenticeship.