13 Week Comprehensive Welding Program

Monday through Friday   9:00 to 3:30 for 13 Weeks

In the 13 week program, students receive instruction in all of the welding processes we offer at the school – GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, and SMAW. In addition, students are also trained in oxy fuel and plasma cutting, carbon arc gouging, and the use of basic hand tools (grinders, fit-up tooling, etc.). The goal of this course is to have students prepared enough so that they are "ready to go" on the first day of employment. Other subjects covered in this course include but not limited to:

  • Print and Weld Symbols
  • Weld Inspection
  • Rigging Safety
  • AWS Code and Standards
  • Shop and Tool Safety
  • Metal Fabrication and Fitting
  • Employability Skills

Students may test for the AWS D1.1 Structural Steel certifications in SMAW and/or FCAW by the end of the program (optional – additional fee required). Individuals who exhibit sound welding skills are encouraged to take one or both of the certification tests.

PREREQUISITE!!  PLEASE READ Students must meet certain qualifications and abilities to enroll in this program (LINK TO PREREQUISITES) THIS COURSE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE ENROLLMENT. In person or phone interview required.

TUITION & Fees: $8600.00 Tuition includes instruction, all text and study materials, and personal protective equipment (Welding helmet, welding jacket, welding gloves, safety glasses, and beanie) required for the program. There is a nonrefundable $30 registration fee in addition to tuition. Students are required to furnish their own hand tools, click Welders Tool Bucket too see options and price ranges.

STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY HALF OF THE TUITION plus Reg.Fee ($4,330) AT THE TIME OF ENROLLMENT TO SECURE A PLACE IN CLASS. THE REMAINING HALF ($4,300) IS DUE AT THE HALF WAY POINT OF THE  PROGRAM .

If you are using Mia Share or Community Credit Union to finance, that payment structure is different.(See below)

OPTIONAL CERTIFICATION FEES

AWS D1.1 FCAW OR SMAW LIMITED TEST (3/8” Plate)          $325.00

AWS D1.1 FCAW OR SMAW UNLIMITED TEST (1” Plate)       $375.00

2024 Dates

January 2 - March 29 .... FULL as of 12/12

April 1 - June 28 .... 3 spaces left as of 3/12

July 1 - September 27

September 30 - December 27

 


You can now finance this course 4 ways.

The New England School of Metalwork has partnered with Mia Share, an ISA company. An Income Share Agreement (ISA) is a flexible alternative to a student loan. You will only make payments when you have a job. Rather than borrowing money, you commit to pay a fixed percentage of your future income for a set period of time. Payments will adjust with your income and will always be affordable. Learn more here.

Mia Share is also offering 4 different payment plans, CLICK HERE to learn more.

                    OR

The New England School of Metalwork has partnered with Community Credit Union, they have developed a special Career Advancement Loan for NESM. Call 207-783-2096 to arrange your financial approval.

                   OR

The New England School of Metalwork has partnered with Five County Credit Union within a Career Training Loan Program they offer, CLICK HERE to do your own online loan application.

PLEASE NOTE:

 We advise you to seek financial approval with Mia Share before following through with Prerequisite Approval with NESM. Please understand that financial approval does not “Enroll” you in our program. Prerequisite and entrance Interview/discussion will determine your enrollment and ensure your success.

    Call: 207-753-1360 to arrange your Enrollment Interview/Discussion TODAY !!