The Welding Program prepares students for employment in the field of welding. Instruction is provided in various processes and techniques of welding, including oxy-fuel cutting, carbon arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, pipe-welding, plasma arc cutting, blueprint reading, weld symbols, and joints. After completion of this program, the student will have covered the skills designated by the American Welding Society (AWS) and will be prepared to take the AWS entry level welder test.

Graduates of this program work in a wide-range of industries, including automotive manufacture and repair, chemical processing, construction, general manufacturing, mining, oil and gas extraction, plant maintenance, plumbing, and pipe welding, railroad construction and repair, shipbuilding, and underwater welding.

Location: Available at all locations
Dates: Vary -- call for more information
Cost: $9608.00

Courses & Training

Basic Welding Processes

Students will learn the processes and safety issues involved in the usage of the various welding gases. Students will develop the skills needed to weld. Students will learn the basics of welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Students will learn the basic setup configurations of various welding equipment. Students will have the opportunity to weld with various welding processes.

Credential earned: Welding Safety Essentials and Principles of Welding, Certificate of knowledge. This course is 80 hours.

Welding Fundamentals

Our welding courses can be tailored to cover any processes and materials, including Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Tungsten Arc, Gas Metal Arc, and submerged Arc Welding. Our instructors are also NC3 certified to teach to the appropriate level and credential of any of the processes on plate and pipe surfaces. Students will weld with each of the processes listed under the supervision of  an Instructor.

Credential earned: Welding Safety Essentials, Principles of Welding certificate of knowledge. This course is 80 hours.


Introduction to the principles and practices of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), using mild steel electrodes in multiple positions. The fundamentals of AC and DC current and various types of power sources will also be covered. This most-commonly-known welding process is referred to as "Stick Welding." Students will learn to set the welding current to make acceptable welds, learn how and when to use different electrodes, also, cut and prepare base metal for welding.

Certification earned: NC3 certfication for Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Welding Safety Certfication. This course is 80 hours.


Introduction to the principles and practices of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), applied to ferrous metals. Study includes single- and multi-pass welds, using a variety of electrodes, wire diameter, types, and transfer modes. Students will learn throughout this class how to set up equipment, adjust wire feeder and welding machine to make acceptable welds. Instructors will teach different wire transfer modes and learn visual inspection throughout the welding process.

Certification earned: NC3 Certification and Welding Safety Certification.This course is 80 hours.


Introduction to the principles and practices of Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), using mild steel electrodes in multiple posititions. Other topics include technical terms, gases and their mixtures, and filler metals. Students will learn to set up and troubleshoot welding machines and wire feeders. Instructors will teach key components and adjustments to the welding equipment in order to make acceptable welds in various positions.

Certification earned: NC3 Flux Cored Arc Welding Certification and Welding Safety Certification. This course is 80 hours.


Introduction to the principles and practices of the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Theory is applied to related equipment, puddle control, and appropriate application of filler metal. Welding of ferrous metals in multiple positions is covered. Students will learn to set up and maintain welding machine and equipment, set up gas flowmeters, sharpen tungsten electrodes, and select proper fillet metal to make welds on groove and fillet metal weld joints.

Certification earned: NC3 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding certificate and Welding Safety certification. This is an 80 hour course.

Advanced Welding Processes

Advanced welding provides students with the opportunities to effectively perform cutting and welding applications of increasing complexity used in the advanced manufacturing industry.

Credential earned: NC3 Welding Certification and Welding Safety certificate.  This course is 80 hours.


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Contact Information

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(318) 487-5443 ext.1706

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