Welding Skills Upgrade Course

Includes one American Welding Society Certification test.

About the course

Prepare for the American Welding Society (AWS) certification test through this 6-week, 48-hour skills upgrade welding course.

The primary welding processes in this advanced program are wire welding (GMAW) and stick welding (SMAW). Upon successful completion of this course, students will have an opportunity to earn American Welding Society Certification stating that they have become an AWS certified welder.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Different types of steel and weld ability
  • Welding parameters
  • Basic cutting torch procedures
  • T-joints
  • Lap joints
  • Butt joints
  • Corner joints

Following the successful completion of our Welding Skills Upgrade Course, you will be eligible to test for AWS certification. The class will culminate with a minimum 1G Certification Plate Test.

When is this course offered? 

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM from July 10 - August 16.

Cost to attend

$1,600 plus applicable tax*. Cost includes one AWS certification test. Scholarships are available.

*Cost will increase for courses beginning in July 2018.


Students must have previous welding experience before enrolling in this course.

Future opportunities: September-October 2018, November-December 2018