Following are the top schools with welding programs:

Ferris State University
- Established in 1984, the University's Welding Engineering Technology program is nationally recognized and is the largest of its kind in the country.
- Graduates of the Welding Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science degree program hold a wide variety of position titles including welding engineer, application engineer, manufacturing engineer, sales engineer and project engineer or manager.
- Ferris State University is ranked among the top tier Regional Universities in the Midwest (US News 2011).

Texas State Technical College (TSTC)
- The welding programs at TSTC emphasize the development of real, hands-on welding, layout and fitting skills. Students will gain extensive skills and knowledge through simulated industrial welder qualification tests with the following processes: SMAW, GMAW, FCAW (gas and self-shielded), GTAW and SAW.
- TSTC West Texas has been ranked in the Top 30 Best Two-Year Colleges by Washington Monthly.

Pennsylvania College of Technology
- The Welding Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) offers practical skills and theory in welding, quality assurance, CNC plasma cutting, non-destructive testing, etc.
- The College is ranked in the top 50 associate-degree-producing colleges in the nation and in the top 20 for several areas of study in a survey conducted by a national publication covering community, technical and junior colleges (Community College Week, 2007).

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