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, you will have an opportunity to earn AWS Certification stating that you 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 September 10th - October 17th.

Next class is offered October 29th - December 10th.

Cost to attend

$1,700 plus applicable tax. Cost includes one AWS certification test. Scholarships and financial aid are available.



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

All RTEC welding classes are taught by AWS Certified Instructors with Certified Welding Inspector and Certified Welding Educator credentials.


Future opportunities:  Sept. 8 - Oct. 20, Oct. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019