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Certified Welding Technician

Certified Welding Technician

Offered through Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Occupations & Transportation

@ 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.

New Grant-funded Training Opportunity

This training is available at no cost to qualifying students thanks to a partnership with Job Corps Scholars, PepsiCo Uplift Scholarships, the Luber Scholarship and the MoAMP program. Program staff will work with you to determine which of these funding sources is the best fit for you.

Certified welders are in demand.

STLCC's AWS Certified Welding Technician 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 Technician 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


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.


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