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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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.
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 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.
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.