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What would be an appropriate college course that complements the trade of welding, I would like to get a higher education (although not necessary) but would like to study something relevant to my vocation. Thank you!?

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Thank you comment icon Joseph, Congratulations on taking a huge step in your life. Not only considering welding as a career. But, being at a place you can be taught, disciplined, Jason Towe

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Jeanette’s Answer

I think it may depend in part on what your longer term goals are - do you want to remain in the field, front-line welding? Move into management? Research? There are great career opportunities in all those directions - underwater welding, supervisors, researchers, robotics - and the courses you’d study would vary: perhaps metallurgy, or physics, or sales, or management. This site has good overviews of a range of careers available, with suggested courses of study for each. Might help you determine which path seems right for you. https://careersinwelding.com/career-profiles/?_gl=1*1nl69f*_ga*Njk1NjE4OTUzLjE2ODcwMjMyMTA.*_ga_833D27EVTM*MTY4NzAyMzIxMC4xLjEuMTY4NzAyMzIyNy40My4wLjA.
Thank you comment icon what an awesome resource - thanks for sharing! (and, welcome to CareerVillage!!) Kim Igleheart
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Kim’s Answer

Joseph,

It sounds like you are thinking ahead a little bit - that is good! Some programs that come to mind, although what exactly it would be called I'm not sure, would be Safety related from a management perspective. Safety Coordinator, OSHA Compliance, Building Trades - Inspector, Code Compliance. Risk Management. A lot of people in Texas with a welding background go into Oil and Gas, so that's another area to explore.

Here's Construction and Engineering Management: https://www.utep.edu/programs/undergraduate/construction-engineering-management.html
Geological Sciences: https://www.utep.edu/programs/undergraduate/geological-sciences.html
Industrial and Systems Engineering: https://www.utep.edu/programs/undergraduate/industrial-and-systems-engineering.html

And this looks interesting, especially since it is free, but the calendar has not been updated, so you would need to check to see if it is still available - it is multiple classes in Risk Management: https://www.epcc.edu/Academics/ContinuingEducation/RiskManagementInstitute

hope this helps!
Thank you comment icon Thanks for the advice. carson
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Ferdinand’s Answer

American welding association is a good place to begin and additionally I would research the codes and regulations regarding welding. This will further educate and enhance you welding skill set and knowledge.
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Joel’s Answer

Many engineering schools have a materials focus within their mechanical engineering (ME) departments, which could be a great fit for you. While some colleges do offer a degree specifically in welding engineering, unfortunately, you won't find that in Texas! However, the materials focus within ME could be a fantastic alternative.

During my own college experience, I participated in a work-study program, and the ME department was super accommodating, allowing me to customize my studies around welding. You'll find that basic courses like strength of materials, dynamic/static stress analysis, physical metallurgy, and mechanical metallurgy will nicely supplement your welding knowledge.

I'd suggest considering a career in quality assurance or quality control, such as an AWS welding inspector, to kickstart your journey. It's a fascinating field!
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