Advance your welding career by earning your certification
Did you know Butler Community College has a long history of superior vocational training, including welding? Butler's welding program is second to none and is an unmatched value! Butler's affordable welding certification program was developed with the input of experienced professionals and is accredited by the Kansas Board of Regents, ensuring you receive a quality education with training to meet the needs of industries in desperate need for certified welders.
Better Education + Better Price = Best Value in the Region
At Butler, you pay less to learn and earn more once you’re done. Better paying jobs, countless employment opportunities and a demanding field are all coveted scenarios for a perfect career choice. Look no further because the Butler welding program has everything that sticks.
Welders are in high demand all over the nation, especially in large cities. Once you’ve completed your certificate, you can land a job right in El Dorado or Wichita!
Become a Professional Welder
Our industry partners need a skilled workforce and their demand for qualified welders is only growing. Our hands-on certification program takes less than a year to complete. It is designed to get you out in the field to earn a competitive wage faster.
- Nine-month program gets you qualified fast
- Focused, hands-on training teaches you the skills employers are seeking
- State of the art equipment means you are learning on the newest tech and staying up-to-date with industry leaders
- Earn American Welding Society (AWS) certification & OSHA 10 Construction Training & learn the techniques welding employers need:
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
- Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
- Oxy Fuel welding and cutting
- Plasma cutting
- CNC cutting
- Arc gouging
- Blueprint reading & sketching
Can You Afford to Wait Any Longer?
You're looking to advance in a career. Waiting years to get the education you need for the career you want is too long. We agree. Not only does Butler's Business Education & Training Analysis (BETA) offer short-term welding training programs, but you can earn an affordable certificate in less than nine months and graduate with less debt.
There is an immediate and long term demand for welders both locally and nationwide. Contact us to learn more or apply for free today!
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Scholarships and financial aid is available to those who qualify, but don't assume you won't! Butler's financial aid advisors can walk you through the process, including filling out a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and the scholarships which are available to help pay for your education.
Enrolling in the welding certificate program at Butler Community College is your first step toward investing in your future. The Butler Career Services department wants to ensure you get the best return on that investment. From helping connect you with industry employers, to assistance in writing your resume, to interview preparation, our Career Services department helps students leverage their education to start their new career in welding!
UTLX, A PROUD BUTLER PARTNER
All Butler, welding certificate recipients are guaranteed a job interview with Union Tank Car Company (UTLX). UTLX has a location in El Dorado, Kan. which focuses on tank car repair. Since 1891, UTLX, along with its Canadian affiliate Procor, has provided high-quality equipment and comprehensive tank car services to customers throughout North America. UTLX is known for tank car leasing, manufacturing and repair operations.