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Online Welder Technician Training

Online Welder Technician Training 

Become a Welder Technician


Welder technicians use welding tools to bond metals into new or repaired components and parts. They may fix damaged metal machines or help engineers create new designs and equipment. Welder technicians work in industries ranging from aerospace to construction to oilfield operations and many more. If you enjoy working with your hands, using machines, and solving problems, this 100% online course will train you to start a career as a welder technician.


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Job Outlook for Welders in Northwest Colorado

  • According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), welders in Northwest Colorado earn $32.05 per hour or $66,660 per year on average. This is higher than the overall Colorado average of $49,870 per year.
  • Northwest Colorado ranks second in the US among non-metropolitan areas for welder pay yet hires only half as many welders as the average US area. The combination of strong pay and low hiring rates means employers are offering high wages but struggling to hire good welders. This indicates that the area is facing a shortage of qualified welders.


Welder Technician FAQs


Welder technicians use a variety of welding techniques, including arc, soldering, plasma cutting, and oxyfuel cutting processes. They use math to determine tolerances, read blueprints, and configure physical designs from engineering concepts. They must be familiar with the properties of metals, including both ferrous metals like steel and iron and non-ferrous metals like aluminum, copper, lead, nickel, tin, titanium, and zinc. Welder technicians work with powerful equipment, so safety procedures and practices are very important. Finally, welder technicians often work in teams on loud, sometimes dangerous jobs. Therefore, listening and collaboration skills are crucial.


Although some state and local governments have license or certification requirements, welding is generally considered a very mobile career. Excellent welders are known as elite trades practitioners who can find work almost anywhere.


This course is designed as an accelerated training package that will give you the concepts and skills you need to get started in a welding career. These include math, inspection, safety, materials, quality, metal cutting, grinding, forming, robotics, rigging, and welding.


Course Objectives

  • Welding Safety, Processes, and Applications
  • Troubleshooting
  • Inspection Methods
  • Metallurgy
  • Rigging
  • Fabrication Processes
  • Prepare for a career as a welder technician
  • Gain confidence in your ability to perform your job
  • Get the knowledge and skills you need to start your career in an accelerated format


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Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take this course.


  • Key course topics include:
  • Math
  • Inspection
  • Safety
  • Materials
  • Quality and Manufacturing Management
  • Grinding and Machining
  • Press Brake
  • Robotics and Mechanical Systems
  • Rigging
  • Welding and Assembly


This self-paced course is not instructor-facilitated; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.

Registration and Enrollment

This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and start anytime.


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For more information and assistance contact

Director of Workforce Training & Community Programming
Sasha Nelson
Office: (970) 824-1118 

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,800 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.