Welding plays a vital role in the manufacturing process and EA’s degree and certificate programs prepare you for a successful career in the high-paying welding technologies field. In our well-equipped welding shops, instructors work closely with you while engaging in hands-on, real-world training on multi process digital welders for SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and FCAW. You’ll acquire diversified skills that allow you the flexibility to shift from one industry to another, increasing your marketability in today’s workforce. Our welding technology program is associated with the Arizona Regional Manufacturing Professional Project. AZ RAMP UP is a collaborative effort between Eastern Arizona College, Central Arizona College, Estrella Mountain Community College Southwest Skill Center, and Gateway Community College Maricopa Skill Center providing state-of-the-art training for the next generation of welding technicians. Visit campus to learn more about EA’s welding programs and explore which one best fits your goals of becoming a welding industry leader.

Welding Career Paths
  • Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
  • Machinery Manufacturing
  • Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
  • Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Select Average Salary Statistics*
*2021 national median pay, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing Welder
Fabricated Metal Production Manufacturing Welder
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing Welder
Welding Engineer

Program Details

Average Program Length
Welding Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Preparation to enter workforce in the welding trades with advanced skills; transfer possible.
4 full-time semesters
Welding Technology Certificate
Preparation for entry-level employment in the welding trades.
2 full-time semesters
Welding/Manufacturing Fundamentals Certificate
Preparation for entry-level employment in the welding trades.
4 part-time semesters
Start Your Welding Journey at Eastern Arizona College
Nathan McCray
(928) 428-8432