Combination Welding Program

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Curriculum Details

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute’s Combination Welding program helps prepare you to pursue a career in construction and maintenance. This program provides instruction on the skills to be a member of the team. Our Combination Welding program emphasizes hands-on learning and workplace safety.

*STVT does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by STVT but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to STVT. Therefore, STVT cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

What’s Covered

Along with classroom education, students at STVT will get the opportunity to participate in hands-on training to strengthen their skills.

  • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
  • Open V grooves
  • Flat and horizontal welds
  • Stainless steel grooves
  • CNC cutting
  • Plasma arc cutting
  • Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and Flux core arc welding (FCAW)
  • Safe equipment use
  • Stringer bead and weave bead construction
  • Proper plate positioning and welding
  • GMAW pipe welding techniques
  • GMAW stringer bead preparation
  • Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
  • Interpass temperature control
  • Position padding
  • Open-groove welds in multiple positions
  • Procedures to preserve weldment strength
  • V-groove pile and pipe welds

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Start at STVT to begin the skills-based career you’ve been dreaming of. Our flexible scheduling and affordable options make it a great place for you to pursue your diploma in Combination Welding. Talk to an admissions representative today.

Combination Welding Outlook

Combination Welding has a variety of opportunities across Texas. STVT helps prepare you to understand how construction and maintenance sites operate while giving you the opportunity to learn a variety of skills.
*STVT cannot guarantee employment. These are national statistics, and the figures in your area may be different. **The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,470, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $64,240 **https://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/welders-cutters-solderers-and-brazers.htm#tab-5
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Job Outlook

Growing

Median Annual Wage:

$42,490**

What our Graduates are saying

Richard-Mendez

I was helped in so many ways. You know, I couldn’t be more grateful and blessed, you know, to have the staff here at STVT – the students that I was with and my instructors.  It couldn’t have been any better.

Richard Victor Mendez, Jr.

STVT San Antonio, Combination Welding Graduate
Richard Victor Mendez, Jr

I would like to say to the staff at STVT, thank you so much for all your help.  I appreciate it so much. You have no idea what an inspiration and motivation y’all have made on my life and my daughter’s life as well.

Fantasia Benavides

STVT Corpus Christi, Dental Assisting Graduate
Richard Victor Mendez, Jr.

I heard about STVT with commercials when I was just sitting down one night. I heard a commercial about it – saw that they offered the dental assisting program – saw that it was just a few months instead of, you know, years and that’s something that really did interest me.

Kimberlee Guerrero

STVT Corpus Christi, Dental Assisting Graduate

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