Welding Technician

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Why Welding?

Welders have the ability to work in a range of industries. According to the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) “the basic skills of welding are similar across industries, so welders can easily shift from one industry to another.” The job outlook for welders is good, with 424,700 welding jobs filled in 2018. However, welders without up to date training may face strong competition for jobs. Welders are expected to earn an average of $19.89/hour or $41,380 annually*.

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Why Choose Welding?

Welders have the ability to work in a range of industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “the basic skills of welding are similar across industries, so welders can easily shift from one industry to another.”

As our nation’s infrastructure ages, the need for welders grows to repair and maintain bridges, highways, buildings, and more. Gain a skill set that could allow you to work in a number of different job settings and get started at Rosedale Technical College in Pennsylvania.

Why Choose Rosedale Technical College?

Since 1949, Rosedale Technical College has been training students for careers in automotive, manufacturing, and technical industries. By combining comprehensive, hands-on training and industry-level equipment, we strive to prepare our students for job placement immediately after graduation. We provide diagnostic seminars, Women in the Trades events, and open houses to further help students decide if Rosedale Technical College is the right choice for them.

In as little as eight months, students can receive extensive hands-on training that gives them the confidence and skills to feel prepared for a career in the Welding Industry. Our curriculum focuses on a broad spectrum of subjects such as:

  • Arc Welding (SMAW), MIG Welding (GMAW) and TIG Welding (GTMA)
  • Thermal cutting processes
  • Welding print reading
  • Welding fabrication
  • Metallurgy
  • Non ferrous welding
  • Pipe welding
  • Welding testing and inspection

A Diploma in Welding Technician is awarded upon graduation. Students will be trained in the areas and have the opportunity to earn AWS (American Welding Society) Qualifications and API (American Petroleum Institute) Qualifications to even further prepare them for a successful career.

Work with Industry Level Equipment

At Rosedale Technical College, we want to prepare you to enter the workforce with the knowledge and confidence to work with industry equipment used by professionals in the field. Some of the equipment training you’ll receive includes:

  • Electric arc welders
  • Flux core arc welders
  • Gas tungsten arc welders
  • Gas metal arc welders
  • Oxy fuel cutting, portable and semi-automatic burning equipment
  • Hydraulic shears
  • Handheld grinders and bevelers
  • Metalworking band saws

Get Started With Rosedale Career College

If you’re looking for an education that can provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a career that will always be in demand, see what Rosedale Tech has to offer. Our flexible program lets you choose day or evening schedules for our Welding program. We also offer a variety of financial aid options if you need help paying for school.

Contact us to get started or get answers to any questions about our programs, financial aid*, or the enrollment process. Be sure to check out our institutional grants to see if you are eligible for additional funding towards school.

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Welding Technician Career Stats Pittsburgh Area


I have been around a lot of technical education environments over the years. Rosedale is unique in that they can offer the whole package—passionate staff, first-class facilities, and a top-notch education. They strive to continually improve in all areas which reflects in the quality of students they are putting out into the field. I would highly suggest if you are considering a technical education, to contact them, visit the school, and you will see first hand.

Robert Rose

Rosedale Technical College offers the best education and training in the trades and automotive in Pennsylvania. Students learn from accomplished instructors, and employers know they are getting the top graduates in their fields. I know many proud parents of Rosedale Tech graduates. They really are producing the workforce that keeps our economy running.

Nick Bonesso

I loved my experience at Rosedale and wouldn’t change anything. If you are looking to become a master tradesman or woman, then Rosedale is the school for you… Thank you Rosedale for the wonderful experience!

Rosedale Tech Student

I’ve learned 2 trades here… automotive [technology] and welding. Both trades have had wonderful teachers, the staff is very friendly, and very well managed all around. I’m very grateful to have gone here, and they are very supportive of us veterans. I would most definitely recommend Rosedale as it was recommended to me.

Russ Baroni

Rosedale didn’t really… They didn’t do the numbers thing. Which is what I always… heard about tech schools, tech colleges. If you had issues at home, issues with babysitters, attendance… they’d move the world to accommodate what you needed. And give you every tool that you needed to be able to graduate and actually apply yourself in the real world. So they took me from a cook who was a part-time dishwasher, and I worked myself in the automotive field all the way up.


Just the Rosedale name changed my life. Because anytime I tell anybody that I graduated from Rosedale… every time… their whole perception changes… I never would have worked for Comcast if it weren’t for the Rosedale name… I truly know that… Rosedale’s given me life. Rosedale has given me the ability to succeed in life. And I thank them for that.


The employees here do everything they can to make sure you are ready to go out in the field… They will help you find a job. They will help you with your resume… I think the interview class here… it’s very valuable. They teach you how to sit down in a professional manner and talk to someone and highlight your skills… If you take that class and you do really well… you are going to have a great-paying job. And you’re going to have a bright future.

Justin Piot

College or military, that’s what everyone was doing. That’s what we were told to do all through… school. When I came… to Rosedale, it was a different type of schooling. Because they are actually interested in what you’re learning… You’re not just being forced different subjects upon you. And once a week we are able to get hands-on… do projects out in the facility. Which really gave you a leg up when you went into interviews and they asked you ‘Now do you have any experience?

Shawn Fossett

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