Welding Technology, Advanced
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The Welding Technology Advanced Program (750 Hours) prepares student for entry into the welding industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes advanced skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study intermediate and advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) B – Class Welder, pipe fitting fabrication techniques, and advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) skills. Refer to grade level requirements section on page 10 of the course catalog.
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Minimum age of 16
Complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, a minimum score of 9.0 must be obtained in Reading, Total Math, and Language
Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 1:00PM and 1:30PM to 3:30PM
Length in Classroom Hours:
Advanced Welder 1 - 600 Hours
Advanced Welder 2 - 150 Hours
There are many job opportunities for persons trained as welders or welder’s helpers with skills in Shielded Metal Arc, Gas – Metal Arc, Flux – Metal Arc, Gas Tungsten Arc, and Pipe Welding/Fitting.
The tuition cost for the 750 hour program is $2,160.00, plus lab fees, certification exams, welding kit, textbooks, parking permit, and student ID badge, totaling $3,066.10. The Pell grant is available for this program. Notice: Program costs are subject to change without notice.