Welding Technology Technician Program

Welding Technology Technician Program


Become A Professional Welder In Just 6 Months

Philadelphia Technician Training Institute is crafting the best skills to meet the industry demands for qualified welders. With our welding technology technician program, we train and certify our students to a level of competency in line with any welding industry standards.

PTTI is one of the best welding tech schools whose welding program will give you the required foundation to craft a future in Welding and connected industries

Our focus is to address the Tri-State Welding, Fabrication, and Metal Joining Companies’ needs for Human resources. We offer them Skilled Welders who desire sustainable employment in the welding industry.

What Can You Expect From Our Program?

  • Real hands-on experience
  • Support every step of the way
  • Reputable Certifications
  • Connections in Industries
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From Our Program, You Will Learn

Safety and Introduction to Welding
Students will first learn the basics of welding safety, including properly using the equipment and techniques to minimize the risk of injury. In addition, by learning the safety systems for protection, electrical safety, and ventilation, PTTI students will gain skills valuable to an employer. Next, students will learn the basic theory and application for the practice of welding. They will study mathematics used in the shop and understand key terminology. They will perform basic experiments as a foundation for welding. It will also reinforce the knowledge from the safety course before beginning shop applications and other vital operations.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
This course will establish the basics of Stick Welding to set a foundation for PTTI students. Next, this will prepare them for the Stick Welding II advanced course. In this course, students will continue to demonstrate the safety practices established in course WTT001 to ensure practical learning and safety in the process. In addition, students of Stick Welding I will learn electrical measurement and SMA welding arc heating, etc., to ensure a smooth application once moving to course WTT0006 Stick II. In WTT0006 Stick II, students will advance to more technical hands-on work teaching them to fully grasp the application of this type of welding.
Metal Inert Gas Arc (MIG)
This course builds welding and process versatility and teaches students to experiment and gain expertise in the process of Plasma Cutting and Beveling. Acquiring strengths in these skills will help students to succeed in their welding careers. Additionally, in this course, students will become proficient in the tools necessary to perform and complete this process, along with safety, compressions, and the input of heat and gas cables. Students will be able to perform many positions and weld types after completing this course. With the hours spent in the shop working, the students will be able to control amperage, densities, and wire feeds.
Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG)
Students will learn the basics of TIG welding and advance to in-shop applications of those skill sets to become proficient TIG welders in this course. They will apply theory and practice to ensure the TIG welds are professional and acceptable for the workplace. The students will learn appropriate setup and operations, types of electrodes, GTA current, pre-flow, and post-flow, shielding gas, arc welding, and tungsten contamination. These skills will help them develop the rigorousness that they need for better employability. The shop hours ensure that students become skilled and certified welding technicians proficient in many types of welds.
Introduction To Blueprint Reading
Blueprint reading is an essential piece to becoming a professional welder. Students will learn how to accurately read and interpret a blueprint to achieve their assigned tasks properly. In addition, students will apply shop math to assess drawing scales and dimensions. PTTI students will also learn computer-aided drawing and special views. These are essential skills needed for becoming a proficient blueprint reader. Blueprint reading makes jobs easier and accurate to perform perfect weld. Faulty welds can be expensive and result in major losses. A skilled, certified technician can read blueprints efficiently and avoid making costly mistakes.
Plasma Cutting and Joint Prep
This course builds welding and process versatility and teaches students to experiment and gain expertise in the process of Plasma Cutting and Beveling. Acquiring strengths in these skills will help students to succeed in their welding careers. Additionally, in this course, students will become proficient in the tools necessary to perform and complete this process. They will also learn to use the safety, compressions, the input of heat and gas cables. To be able to perform these tasks need patience, steady hands, and adequate knowledge. However, to master these operations, the most important is rigorous hands-on training and expert guidance.
Financing for the Welding Technician program may be available through scholarships, grants, loans (federal and private), and institutional financing plans. Grants and Financial Aid are open to all the students who qualify.

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Talk to an Admissions Representative at 215-381-9403 to know more or send an email at info@ptt.edu or chat with us now.

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Professional Development
Once the student reaches approximately 700 hours, PTTI’s Career Services department gets them ready for their career with professional development classes. These include resume writing, career identification, interview coaching, financial management, and more! Professional Development classes help you become a competitive job applicant with strong professional skills to accelerate you into your career.
Resume Building
PTTI’s curriculum includes various projects and certification opportunities and offers valuable internships and externships to build your resume or portfolio. In addition, our career services department helps students develop a marketable and professional resume, custom fit to the student’s desired industry. You will learn how to market yourself and communicate your strengths to companies to get the career you deserve.
Financial Aid is Available
Many students are surprised how fast they finish the financial aid process with guidance from our team of counselors! PTTI’s Financial Aid team will help you through each step of the process, from creating an account, entrance counseling, and setting up a plan to pay off any loans or payments. Even after graduation, PTTI’s financial aid team is here to help you find the best solutions for ensuring your successful career.
Flexible Class Schedule
By collaborating with PTTI’s Admissions department, our staff will help prospective students enroll in flexible class schedules to fit their current plans. Morning classes occur from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and evening classes run from 3:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Snacks/Refreshments Served Daily
PTTI offers students the benefits of our food drive to help themselves with nutritious snacks and refreshments throughout the day. In addition, PTTI provides meals for you to take home, so they don’t have to worry about shopping while receiving their education. PTTI gets a shipment every Monday and lasts the whole week.
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Course FAQ’s

How much will this program cost me?

Tuition and fees: $18,038 (plus $150 registration fee and Insurance Fee $12 = Total Tuition: $18,200)
Books and supplies: $0
On-campus room & board: Not Offered
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* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming standard time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

The job placement rate for students who complete the programs with PTT Institute is 92%.
*The placement rates vary/change every month. The above number is an average % based on a sample time frame, although the institute is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 26 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2019-2020, *% finished in 26 weeks.
* The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through Grants, Scholarships, Loans (federal and private), and Institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is below:
Federal loans: *
Private education loans: *
Institutional financing plan: *
We have withheld the median amounts to preserve the confidentiality of graduates.

I Have been out of school for a long time. Will I face any trouble?

Welding Technician course is unlike attending classes at other schools. Your education design has an 80% hands-on curriculum with the most updated technology in the industry. In addition, PTT Institute courses allow students to accelerate their learning through an instructor-led format, so you come to track in no time.