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As the school's website states, Utah State University Eastern is Utah’s “best kept secret”. With low tuition rates, one-on-one instruction, and exciting student athletic events, USUE is a great place to start your post-secondary education.

The welding program is another draw for people seeking trade certification, one that boasts many top state and national awards.

Participating in competitions across the nation, USUE’s welding program gives students opportunities to exhibit the skills learned in their classes on both an individual and team level.

“Winning national awards sets our program apart from most,” said Mason Winters, award-winning welder and a graduate of the program who is now an instructor. “But our instructors are highly qualified. Each one of them is certified and also have years of experience in the field that they bring to the table. Their background knowledge and expertise really contribute to the success of our students.”

 USUE’s welding team competes in the SkillsUSA competition each year. SkillsUSA is an organization dedicated to preparing students for careers in trades and offers competitions at the state and national levels. USUE’s welding team has claimed over 15 gold medals in the state competitions and 10 on the national stage.

With three different career pathways offered, students can choose to complete a one-year certification, an associate’s degree in applied sciences, or complete two years at USUE before transferring to Weber State University and earning a bachelor’s degree in welding, engineering or technology.

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