Qualified welders are in high demand all over the world. There are numerous opportunities for welders in heavy construction, manufacturing, ship building, and auto racing.
There is a lot more to welding than simply applying an electric arc to the base metals. Welders have more than 100 different types of welding to use. Welders must know the characteristics of the metals being welded and the special materials and techniques that apply to the different metals for welding, and how to interpret welding specifications.
The work of welders includes joining pipe sections for oil and natural gas pipelines, building ships, and working in a variety of industrial environments such as power plants, refineries, chemical plants, and manufacturing facilities. Technology is creating more uses for welding in the workplace.
In order to qualify as a welder, a person must undergo extensive training that requires many hours of practice.
NIT's welding programs provide students the training and practice that they need.
Programs Available for Welding:
Location of Training
All Welding programs are scheduled year-round and conducted at our state-of-the-art Welding Shop. Our Shop is the only American Welding Society (AWS) accredited testing facility in the State of Alaska.