Welding Program - School of Trades and Technology
About the Program
In New Mexico – as well as nationally – there is a demand for skilled workers knowledgeable in all areas of welding. A degree or certificate in welding from Santa Fe Community College will give you the job-ready skills you need to become a well-paid welder in a number of industries. Your knowledge base will include Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW); Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW); Tungsten Gas Arc Welding (TGAW); Oxy Acetylene Welding and Cutting (OAW, OAC) and allied processes.
Read about SFCC welding students in the January, 2013 issue of Welding Journal.
The program is possible in large part due to the support of Los Alamos National Security, LLC, which anticipates the need for welders for construction projects planned for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) over the next 15 years.
Caterpillar Santa Fe also has supported the development of the program. Caterpillar provided the college with funds to support the creation of a welding lab on campus.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, nationally there were 337,300 jobs for welders, cutters, solderers and brass workers in 2010. By 2020 that number is expected to have grown 15%.
Welding Career Opportunities:
- Engine parts
- Lab work
- Small- and large-scale construction
- Heavy equipment repair
- Plant work
For more information, please contact Jeremy Fiedler, Welding Program Director , 505-428-1206, email@example.com.