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Certificate - Welder/Advanced Welding

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Certificate - Welder/Advanced Welding Overview

Welders are employed in all phases of industrial operations in fields such as construction, manufacturing and infrastructure. They assist with the construction of industrial equipment, buildings, bridges and pipelines. Welders work from a set of blueprints, interpret symbols and follow specifications to apply their knowledge of metallurgy and welding techniques to fuse a variety of metal components together. Welders need to wear protective equipment and follow specific protocol to maintain a safe working environment. Welders can earn certifications to enhance their skillset and increase their employment opportunities. 


Occupational Requirements


Information Unique to the Training 

You must wear protective clothing during classes.

Courses to Complete

  • Prerequisites
  • Core Courses
    VOC-015 Basic Welding (introductory course)
    VOC-467 Advanced Welding 
    VOC-728 Advanced Welding 2 (includes AWS certification)

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Approximate Number of Hours

120 hours 

Approximate Training Cost*


Licensure/Certification Earned

Upon successful completion of certification testing, which is administered during the Advanced Welding 2 class, you will receive AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Certification.


Estimated Hourly Wage**

$18 - 20/hr.

*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.