Welding & Manufacturing Technology

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Career Opportunities

  • Welder
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Machinist
  • Industrial Engineer Technician
  • Fabricator

Average Salary: $38,150

The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

100%* Job Placement Rate

The Welding & Manufacturing Technology (WMT) program at Mitchell Technical Institute is industry-driven to educate students who want to pursue a career in the manufacturing industry. The program provides the proper skills for graduates to excel in welding, machining and lean manufacturing techniques.


Instruction is American Welding Society (AWS) code-based so that students may sit for welding qualification testing, assuring future employer requirements.  

Designed for student success, graduates will have many employment opportunities in the manufacturing sector. Labs include up-to-date technology in areas like gas metal arc welding of steel and aluminum, gas tungsten arc welding of steel and aluminum, robotic welding, operation of machining stations, metal forming, laser cutting and plasma cutting.

The program provides a path to industry leadership.  With the knowledge and abilities gained, graduates will be able to become certified and help fill the demand in today’s highly technical manufacturing environment.

When you enroll in the WMT program at MTI, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in four semesters or exit after two semesters with a diploma.

MTI Welding & Technology Student Testimonial

We value our partners!  Learn more about Mitchell's Trail King Industries and how they are helping MTI to train the next generation of welders and manufacturing technicians!


Additional Info

*Placement data is gathered through graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, and phone surveys started after six months of graduation. In 2017, 27 of the 27 graduates responded to the survey.  Employment/Continuing Education rate is figured by: (graduates employed or continuing education)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment and are not in military service).

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