12 Week Comprehensive Welding Program
Monday through Friday 9:00 to 3:30 for 12 Weeks
In the 12 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)
TUITION: $7600.00 Tuition includes instruction, all text and study materials, and personal protective equipment (PPE’s helmet, jacket, gloves, safety glasses, and beanie) required for the program. There is a nonrefundable $30 registration fee in addition to tuition.
STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY HALF OF THE TUITION ($3,800) AT THE TIME OF ENROLLMENT TO SECURE A PLACE IN CLASS. THE REMAINING HALF ($3,830) IS DUE AT THE HALF WAY POINT OF THE PROGRAM .
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
2021 Course schedule
January 4-March 26 - FULL
April 5-June 25 - FULL
July 6-September 24
October 4-December 24
Contact Dereck Glaser for entrance interview and to enroll 207-777-3375