Welding Schools In South Dakota

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Our list of welding schools in South Dakota 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 our site. If you would like a welding school or educational center added to our South Dakota list please contact us or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

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List Of Welding Schools In South Dakota

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

Mitchell Technical Institute

1800 East Spruce Street

Mitchell, South Dakota 57301

Phone: 1.800.MTI.1969

Mitchell Technical teaches everything from basic manual welding to robotic welding and more.

Western Dakota Tech

800 Mickelson Drive

Rapid City, SD 5770

Phone: (800) 544-8765 or (605) 394-4034

This welding school in South Dakota offer two different welding programs. You can either earn an Associates Degree in Welding or a diploma. I Associates Degree program runs for about 20 months and the diploma welding program is about 9 months. They cover all of the major welding processes as well as metal cutting.

Southeast Technical Institute

2320 N Career Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57107

Phone: (605) 367-6040

You can take a look at the welding curriculum here.

Lake Area Technical Institute

1201 Arrow Ave NE

Watertown, SD 57201‎

Phone: (605) 882-5284

Lake Area Technical offers an Associate’s Degree program as well as a shorter welding diploma program. One thing that stands out with this school is that they have a CNC plasma cutter, metal shear, tube roller and other equipment that most welders will be required to use in the real world.

TeachOut Inc.

2221 S. Plaza Drive, Unit #14

Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: (605) 716-0856

This is a dedicated welding school meaning that the only thing that they teach is welding. They have several programs/courses that you can take. The great thing about this school is that they allow you to become certified in several welding processes by taking the AWS D1.1 plate test (all positions).

Other Welder Training Options In South Dakota: Welding Apprenticeships

Both the Boilermakers Union as well as the Ironworkers union offer apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are a great way to earn a good wage while you learn a new skill. On the job training as well as in classroom learning will make up most of the 4 to 5 year apprenticeship.

After you complete your apprenticeship you will be what is called a journeyman and earn a full wage that can reach $30 per hour  or more. Both of the unions do not have locations in South Dakota but the locations listed below cover several low population states including South Dakota.


The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

Address: 9459 US-10

Ramsey, MN 55303

Phone: (763) 712-5345


Ironworkers Local Union 21

14515 Industrial Road

Omaha, NE 68144

Phone: (402) 333-0276