Welding at Mid

Welding Program

Welders are in-demand. Locally, as well as across the state and nation.

For students who want a hands-on career and plan to stay in Michigan, or more specifically, in the mid-Michigan region, welding jobs are available now, and openings will continue to grow. Local employers scout MMCC's students.

In Michigan, there will be a projected 10% increase in the demand for welders by 2022.

The field also promotes career growth through on-the-job advanced learning, with competitive starting salaries.

Why Choose MMCC?

Fast-Career Entry

Our Certificate of Achievement in Welding Technology is highly focused on the skills welders need to succeed, and takes 35 credits to complete. Students can earn this Certificate in only 1-1½ years when attending full time.

Our graduates get jobs and quickly enter this exciting and growing field.

Want to train even faster? MMCC offers rapid training in welding through our 6-week non-credit program.

Labs in Mt. Pleasant and Harrison

Welding students learn in hands-on ways in our skills labs, where they practice various welding and soldering techniques on a variety of materials. Through practice, our students gain experiences that prepare them for work.

Beyond Welding

Beyond welding courses, our students learn drafting and AutoCAD so that they have the additional skills employers demand. MMCC works closely with area industries and manufacturers and align our welding program with the skills that these companies need. That means that what you’ll learn will match what your future job requires.

Experienced Faculty

Our instructors know welding. They have direct experience in the industry. They love the field and they love teaching others.

Hear for yourself by watching the video below, which introduces you to lead welding instructor, Nick Blackmer.

Career Information

Welders join pieces of metal together using heat, and they work in a wide variety of industries, from car racing to manufacturing. The work that welders do and the equipment they use vary depending on the industry. Pay for welders varies considerably depending on their education, skills, and experience.

Job/Career Outlook


  • National Median: $38,150/year or about $18.34/hour

Employment Outlook (2014-2024)*:

  • Nationally for Welders: +4%
  • In Michigan, growth of 10% by 2022

*Information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014 figures.

Find out more by watching our video below.

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