Combination Welding

Welding Trade School Student

If you like working with your hands; with heat, flames, and sparks; and want to know that the work you do is important; combination welding might be the right career choice for you.

Our combination welding courses offers you the chance to learn from experienced welding instructors in hands-on, simulated work environments. As a student of our welding education program, you will learn to perform shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding and flux core arc welding on a variety of metals and surfaces. These skills, along with the technical knowledge you gain in this program, give you the foundation for a rewarding career as a professional welder.

What are the roles and duties of a welder?

Combination welding involves connecting two pieces of metal together by heating them with various tools through different methods. As simple as it sounds, the process requires precise skill and technique.

Combination welders follow specific blueprints and other instructions in order to carry out a projects. Depending on the assignment, a welder must determine the required equipment and welding method necessary, and then prepare their materials to meet the project requirements. What’s next depends solely on the description of the project, however their roles and duties might include chipping and cleaning completed welds; repairing completed welds; creating machine parts, equipment or motors; filling holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products; and more.

Why should I become a welder?

Apart from a career that is hands-on and technologically intriguing, there are many reasons to become a welder. First, there is opportunity for career growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects welding careers to grow by 4 percent between 2014 and 2024. Construction and manufacturing, two of the most employed industries of welders, continue to grow and show no signs of stopping. Demand for welders is high.


Equally as important, the job of a welder is rewarding. The finished product, from fabrication to project completion, is something many welders take pride in. Buildings, machinery, and other structures and foundations in which welding is necessary, are often in place for a considerably long time and can be appreciated and experienced by many.

Lastly, new technology and advancement in science means there is always room for continued education in the field of welding. It is an exciting career with ample opportunities to explore.

What types of welding will I learn?

While there are more than 100 methods of welding, you will learn approaches such as Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, and Flux Core Arc Welding. These techniques vary from gas and electric welding to manual and automatic cutting techniques. Each method may require a different tool that is electric, manual, or even a combination of the two depending on the type of material you are welding.

Where do welders work?

Our combination welding graduates consider positions in building construction, manufacturing, ship building, gas & oil field services, auto & motorcycle fabrication, & repair.

How much do welders earn?

Welders earn a median salary of $39,390 per year, while earners in the top 10% make more than $62,100 annually, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2015.*


Take the next step

If you are looking for a welding courses near Phoenix, AZ, contact us today. We can answer any questions you have, have you visit our campus and see our students and instructors in action, and see how our training program can be the solution you need.

Combination Welding Program Disclosures

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.