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Certified Welding Technician

Certified Welding Technician

Offered through School of Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Occupations and 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.

Certified Welders are in demand.

STLCC's AWS Certified Welding Technician 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 Technician program offers:

  • New welding lab with high-tech equipment from Lincoln Electric
  • Experienced, certified instructor
  • Short-term, accelerated training
  • OSHA 10 certification (outside of regular class hours)
  • Testing 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 eight-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 eight 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 eight week sessions
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Class Schedule

Duration: 120 hours | minimum of three sessions required for employment

Start Dates: Day and Evening classes: Aug. 5 and Oct. 7

Location: Center for Workforce Innovation, 3344 Pershall Rd., 63135

Student Cost: $2,500 per eight-week session

Requirements for Acceptance

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Complete WorkKeys assessments.

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Contact Us

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

All Locations

314-539-5004
askus@stlcc.edu

 
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