Welding Technology

Welding Program at Harper College

Fact #1: NASCAR - Long before the rubber hits the road, roughly 950 man-hours are spent on welding and fabrication for each race car. Hundreds of parts are hand-cut, welded and machined, from the chassis and suspension to the drivetrain. Learn more fun facts.

The more you learn, the more you earn.

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean hourly wage is about $18 and the annual salary is $37,920.
  • The highest percentile and likely most highly trained welders make $55,240 and more a year.
  • Illinois is ranked in the top five states for employing welding engineers.

Choose the Degree or Certificate That Meets Your Goal

Harper College Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship 
Complete three years of state-of-the-art training, gain hands-on experience, earn your Associate in Applied Science in Manufacturing Technology degree and begin a career as an industrial manufacturing technician.

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