Welding Certificate

Gain the theoretical knowledge and hands-on application necessary to adjoin similar and dissimilar metals, and perform a variety of other tasks associated with welding. Be prepared for entry-level welding positions in manufacturing and industrial firms, construction, fabrication shops, and building/construction trade unions.

Topics Include

  • Occupational orientation and safety
  • Principles of welding
  • Welding print reading

Certification Process

Students will attempt one American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 certification on 1" plate on choice of one process option below:

  • Option 1 - GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding/MIG)* or
  • Option 2 - GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding/TIG)* or
  • Option 3 - SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding/Stick) or
  • Option 4 - FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding)

*MIG and TIG options with instructor recommendation

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Course Dates & Times

March 12 – May 30, 2024
5:00pm - 9:00pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School (BCAVTS)

No Class: March 28 & April 2

Costs and Requirements

Cost: $3,500 (plus $2 registration fee)
Includes class materials and 1 attempt at chosen certification.

Must have a High School Diploma or equivalency. Students must comply with BC3 Student Code of Conduct and BCAVTS policies and procedures.

Welder’s Kit: $250 (Optional)
Students can purchase this kit through BC3 or on their own (subject to inspection to meet minimum standards required for this certificate).

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