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WelderOverview of Program

Come train for this in-demand field! This program begins with an introduction to electric arc welding by running beads on flat, horizontal surfaces. Increase skills with further training using vertical and horizontal welds, gas tungsten arc welding (TIG), and gas metal arc welding (MIG) in all positions. Course includes training on safety fusion of metals, identification of electrodes, and equipment setup. With instructors’ approval, students will take AWS qualification tests. 

Program Information  
Tuition - $4,100.00 (*Supplies and test are extra)
Hours - 180 hours 
Program Dates - September 19, 2023 - March 14, 2024 (estimated)
Days/Times of Program - T, TH from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

*Books are not included in tuition.

This is a Career Development (CD) program that is approved by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. (COE)

This program is eligible for the Adult Diploma Program (ADP).

Graduation, Completion, and Placement Rates*
Graduate Rate = 71% 
Total Completion Rate = 71%
Graduate Placement Rate = 83%
Industry Credential Passage Rate = N/A
*Based on the Council on Occupational Education Annual Report 2022 for Reporting Period 01/01/2021-12/31/2021.  The placement rate is based on those completers who are employed in a field related to their job training program.  Actual number of students who are employed after graduation may be higher.

AWS Qualification
Occupations Associated with Training: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4121.06

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  • Offer students education and training for the purpose of job entry and job advancement.
  • Include placement assistance and employability skills training.
  • Provide opportunities for trade certifications and credentials in a variety of skilled areas.
  • Allow students to apply for Financial Aid, such as Federal Pell Grants and FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

1st Step of Enrollment Process

The first step of the enrollment process for our Career Development Programs is to attend an information session.  These sessions may be virtual or in-person.  Click below to see the important documents that will be reviewed during the session. 

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