Posted by Jackie James
Concentrations within this ProgramCertificate in Welding Associate Degree in Welding Technology
PTC offers two programs in welding to meet the demand for skilled industrial and commercial welders. The western Pennsylvania region has a strong demand for welders both as a result of the growth in the dynamic oil and gas industry and by the aging infrastructure of the region and the substantial need for rebuilding and repair.
To address this need, PTC built a new Energy Technology Center complete with a new welding lab. State of the industry equipment was installed, and experienced instructors have developed a curriculum that industry is looking for. The result is a modern, industry-current program that is designed to provide you with marketable, relevant skills.
At PTC you can select from a certificate program complete with key welding fundamentals or an Associate Program that offers expanded training particularly in the pipeline industry and adds business and valuable career focused courses to provide you with a valuable associate degree in welding technology.
New Energy Tech Center Welding Lab
Welding classes at PTC are taught in the new Energy Tech Center Welding Lab. This state of the industry lab has 36 welding booths including 24 Oxy Acetylene stations for many types of welding.
As a PTC welding student you will learn MIG, TIG, and Stick welding in this modern lab using the latest in equipment. The welding lab has specialized stations for plasma and Oxy Acetylene cutting.
In this spacious lab you will learn key skills including blueprint reading, exotic metal welding, pipe welding and many other important skills.
PTC Welding Technology students are prepared to take certification exams in a number of key certification areas. Graduates of both the Associate and Certificate programs are prepared to sit for both the American Welding Society (AWS) Certification as well as the SENSE Plates Certification. In addition, advanced associate students are prepared and encouraged to sit for several other key certification exams.
Welding Advisory Board
To ensure that our programs stay industry current, PTC maintains a Welding Industry Advisory Board that guides the college on the changes and innovations in the welding industry.
Your Welding Career
PTC’s Career Services department consists of over 13 professionals who are dedicated to assist you throughout your career. In addition to helping you with career opportunities the department will be there to assist you with interviewing, resume preparation, and key skills needed to land the position you are looking for.
PTC trained welders may find employment in careers including architectural and structural metalworking, energy exploration, manufacturing, commercial machinery repair, and many other types of careers
Some employers may require a background check and drug screening prior to employment. Some employers may require a driver’s license and a clean driving history