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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Admission Requirements

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

Classroom Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 1:00PM and 1:30PM to 3:30PM

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Industry Certifications

Advanced Welder 1 - 600 Hours
Advanced Welder 2 - 150 Hours

Estimated Cost

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 $3,624.74. The Pell grant is available for this program. Notice: Program costs are subject to change without notice.