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Industrial Training

The Industrial Training degree was created in partnership with the area 23 Plumbers and Pipefitters union. Its main purpose is to create pathways for those pursuing a career having an emphasis in Welding. Students will gain the core welding and General Education skills at Highland. The remainder of their skill development will be obtained through the existing structure of the Plumber/Pipefitters and Heating Air Conditioning and Ventilation (HVAC) 5-year Apprentice program. Upon completion of this degree, each student will have the necessary skills to work in a group or independently.

Industrial Technicians will find a wide variety of employment options mainly in the area of metal fabrication. Possible careers would be welders, brazer, plumber, pipefitter, and steamers. These careers are generally for full-time positions with plenty of opportunity for overtime and possible travel. Completers of this program would be able to be hired in several entry-level positions, but with their completion of the apprentice program within these degrees, they would be able to work at a Journeymen’s level and pay rate.


Industrial Training – AAS  (Program Outcome)
Welding – Certificate  (Program Outcome)


Associate of Applied Science

Program Contacts

Scott Anderson, Vice President of Business, Technology and Community Programs

Vicki Schulz, Advisor and Transfer Coordinator

Industrial Training Faculty

Aaron Sargent