Welding Schools in Alaska

So, you have made the great decision to go to welding school! Smart move!

The coastal Alaskan areas are a wealth of opportunity for welders as there is often need on ships, oil rigs and even offshore. Then of course there is the pipeline too! If you enjoy a challenge, are not afraid of the cold and thrive on the feeling of adrenaline, then Alaska may be the place to go.

If want to learn more about what to expect, read our guide on how to become a welder.

Now, your first big decision is going to be which Alaska welding school should you attend?

There are several great schools to consider in Alabama to get an Associate’s degree or a certificate in welding. So, check out all the options below and start doing your research to find the right one for you.

Alaska Welding Schools

The first sections features the welding schools in Alaska that are closest to you.  Simply click the request info button from any of our partner schools below – and they will contact you with details about the programs in your area for no charge!

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The Alaska welding schools below are additional options for you to consider. There are opportunities to do a 2-year program and earn an Associate’s degree or you can also invest in a certificate program which usually requires less of a time investment.

We recommend you contact the schools or programs that interest you – maybe because of cost or location – and get more information. Speak to their admissions office and of course do your homework on the school and find out what past students have said.

It has been recommended that you get a 6G certification in as many processed as you can if you are considering a move to Alaska. So be sure you can get those at any school you attend.

This is a big decision! Make sure you know all you can about the welding school you are considering.

Alaska Vocational Technical Center

Type: 2 Year College or Certificate Program
Enrollment: 185
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 92%
Average Net Price: $8,681
Job Placement: Yes
Accreditation: Council on Occupational Education

Iḷisaġvik College

Type: 4 Year College or Certificate Program
Enrollment: 232
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 35%
Average Net Price: $16,677
Job Placement: Yes
Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

University of Alaska Anchorage

Type: 4 Year College or Certificate Program
Enrollment: 11,953
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 30%
Average Net Price: $11,283
Job Placement: Yes
Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Type: 2 Year College or Certificate Program
Enrollment: 6,813
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 39%
Average Net Price: $10,778
Job Placement: Yes
Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

University of Alaska Southeast

Type: 4 Year College or Certificate Program
Enrollment: 2,070
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 18%
Average Net Price: $10,506
Job Placement: Yes
Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Alaska Welding Salaries

You will be happy to know that Alaska is actually one of the highest paying states for welders. Fairbanks and Anchorage actually hold 2 of the 3 top spots for highest paying areas with an annual median salary of $75,080 and $73,790 respectively.

Many of the jobs are on what is called “the slope” and the competition is fierce and the days could be intense.

State Median Annual Salary: $71,860
State Median Hourly Salary $35.07
City Median Salary

Working in Alaska can bring a lot of opportunity, but remember it will be cold! You will need to be able to work in some pretty rough weather. Also, while the rate of pay is much higher than other states – so is the cost of living.