Welding is the process of joining together metal pieces or parts by heating the surfaces to the point of melting using a blowtorch, electric arc, or other means, and uniting them by pressing, hammering, etc. You have the opportunity to learn several welding processes for various applications.
The program aligns with industry credentials outlined by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), as well as weld qualifications to the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 and/or D17.1 standards, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler Pressure Vessel Code IX, and/or American Petroleum Institute (API) 1104 standards.
Successful completion of your hours makes you eligible to apply for graduation to receive your certificate of competency.
You must be 18 years of age to work in industry and wear proper attire. Prescription safety glasses with side shields are required if you wear prescription glasses.
Information Session Attendance
Trades Info Sessions | Mondays (3 to 4 p.m.) and Thursdays (9:30 to 10:30 a.m.) | Central City Campus, 1245 E. Buckeye Road, Phoenix. Please note that there will be no sessions on Thursday, Feb. 28 and March 14.
Certificates may be earned in Welding NCCER.
You may look forward to jobs in large or small shops, manufacturing facilities, marine and watercraft industries and construction sites.
You also may take advantage of career services to gain skills in interviewing, resume writing, looking for a job and other career guidance. Through these services you will be better prepared to complete successful interviews and attain employment.
Clock Hour Program
Clock-based certificates are training programs that provide skills for quick entry into the workforce. The clock-hour programs have specific year-round start dates.
Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters**
Certificate of Competency - Welding: Combination: $6,003*
Certificate of Competency - Welding: Pipe & Plate: $6,127*
Certificate of Competency - Welding: TIG (GTAW): $5,441*
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