Welding Schools In Missouri

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Our list of welding schools in Missouri offers a variety of options in welding education. 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, colleges or apprenticeships listed anywhere on this page.

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List Of Welding Schools In Missouri

You may also want to look at neighboring states in my welding school directory. Click on the names of the welding schools below to go to their website for more information about their welding program.

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Ranken Technical College

4431 Finney Ave

St. Louis, MO 63113

Phone: (314) 371-0236

This technical college offers a Fabrication and Welding technology where you will earn a certificate of technology. You can use these credits towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree.

Their welding program covers all of the common welding processes including SMAW/Stick, GMAW/MIG, GTAW/TIG and FCAW/Flux Cored Arc Welding. In addition to welding low carbon steel you will also learn to weld aluminum and stainless steel. In classroom learning will consist of welding theory and blueprint reading.

Ranken has other programs including:

Columbia Area Career Center

4203 South Providence

Road Columbia, MO 65203

Phone: (573) 214-3803

This welding school is accredited by the American Welding Society (AWS) and is 635 hours in length.  You hands on welding training will cover all common welding processes on pipe and plate.

State Technical College of Missouri

One Technology Drive

Linn, MO 65051

State Technical College offers several different welding programs.

  • Associate of Applied Science in Welding
  • One-Year Certificate in Entry-Level Welding
  • One Semester Certificate in Basic Welding

The Associates of Applied Science in Welding Curriculum offers excent welding training for those that are seeking a serious career. You will learn how to weld pipe and plate with stick, MIG, FCAW and TIG welding processes.

You will also have in classroom learning about blueprint reading, weld inspection and mathematics for metalworkers.

Metropolitan Community College

3200 Broadway

Kansas City, MO 64111

Phone: (816) 604-1000

This welding school offers several different programs.

The Associate’s Degree welding program has the widest scope and most in depth welding training of all the programs that they offer. You will learn to utilize stick, MIG, TIG and FCAW welding processes on pipe and plate. All of the technical aspects of welding like blueprint reading, geometry and welding theory will also be taught to you.

Midwest Technical Institute

3600 S. Glenstone Outer Road

Springfield, MO  65804

Midwest Technical offers a 30 week/750 hour welding program. What I love about this program is that they offer a number of welding certifications and train you to weld stainless steel pipe as well as mild steel. You will also learn about metallurgy, pipe fitting and blueprint reading.

Metropolitan Community College

3200 Broadway

Kansas City, MO 64111

Phone: (816) 604-1000

This community college/welding school  offers three different welding training programs.

Ozarks Technical Community College

1001 E. Chestnut Expressway

Springfield, MO 65802

Phone: (417) 447-7500

Ozarks Technical Community College only offers basic welding classes. If you have never welded before this would be a great place to try it out and get some basic welding skills. You will find my article “Tips For Choosing a Welding School” or “How To Become A Welder” helpful.

Vatterott

4131 N Corrington Ave

Kansas City, MO 64117

Phone: (888) 202-2636

Sorry but I do not have a lot of information about this welding school. You will find my article “Tips For Choosing a Welding School” helpful.

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Other options for welding training in Missouri: Welding Apprenticeships

A welding apprenticeship program can be a great way to earn while you learn. The Ironworkers Union as well as the Boilermakers Union offer excellent apprenticeship programs where you can become a certified welder.

Apprenticeships can range anywhere between 4 to 5 years long and offer a graduated pay scale depending on what year apprentice you are. The apprentice pay range differs depending on what geographical location you reside in but often ranges anywhere between $15 and $20 an hour.

In addition to receiving hands-on welding training you will also receive training in numerous other skills like pipefitting, rigging, metal cutting, safety and crane signaling.

 

Ironworkers Apprentice Program Video

 

Boilermaker’s Apprentice Program Video