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Certified Welding Program

Certified Welding Program

Accelerated Job Training

Offered through Accelerated Job Training

@ Center for Workforce Innovation

Welding is an in-demand skill. Train for a new career as a welder and find opportunities for growth and advancement.

Certified welders are in demand.

STLCC's AWS Certified Welding Program is designed for individuals seeking a career in welding. In this accelerated program, train to:

  • Achieve a complete understanding of welding symbols and print drawing and reading
  • Use the correct procedure in setting up equipment and the skills used in welding
  • Use SMAW (Stick) GMAW (MIG) FCAW (Flux core) and GTAW (TIG) machines in both pipe and plate welding
  • Understand the physical aspect of different metals
  • Develop the cognitive and physical skills necessary to pass certification tests in both pipe and plate welding

STLCC's Certified Welding Program offers:

  • New welding lab with high-tech equipment from Lincoln Electric
  • Experienced, certified instructor
  • Short-term, accelerated training
  • Students can test for multiple national welding certifications in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) standards (2F – 4G)

This program offers tailored learning opportunities for several career paths:

 

Field/Area of Specialty

Required Theory Courses

Required Lab Courses

Program Length

Entry level welder

Welding Theory, Blueprint Reading

Available Tue. and Wed. 1-3 p.m.

WEL-150 - WEL-163

Available Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.-noon

Three 8-week sessions

HVAC/Carpenter

Welding Theory, Blueprint Reading

Available Tue. and Wed. 1-3 p.m.

WEL-150, WEL-152, WEL-160

Available Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.-noon

Approximately 8 weeks

Boilermaker / Pipefitter / Pipeliner

Welding Theory, Blueprint Reading, Basic Metallurgy

Available Tue. and Wed. 1-3 p.m.

Full program

Available Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.-noon

Approximately 1.5 years delivered through 8 week sessions.
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Requirements for Acceptance

  • Must attend informational session.
  • Must submit required application and paperwork.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must complete WorkKeys Assessments.
  • Must complete Manufacturing Portal: Soft Skills Training, Excel for Business and OSHA 10.
  • Resume will be required on first day of Portal training.


Ready to get started?

If you're seeking a career in welding and are ready to apply, complete the form below to initiate your interview.

 

Contact Us

Hours for all campuses: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

All Locations

314-539-5002
askus@stlcc.edu

 
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