Welding Certificate

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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.

Class 1: D1.5 SMAW 1" Plate 3G

  • January 17 - March 21

 Class 2: D1.5 FCAW 1" Plate

  • March 26 - May 30

Class Day/Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Location: Butler County Vo-Tech

Funding Opportunities


  • Occupational orientation and safety.
  • Principles of welding.
  • Welding print reading.
  • Class 1: Visual examination inspection and testing:
    • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 1" Plate 3G (Vertical Position)
  • Class 2: Visual examination inspection and testing Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) 1" Plate


$2,650 Per Class

  • Class 1: Includes class materials and 1 attempt at the D1.5 SMAW 1" Plate 3G certification.
  • Class 2: Includes class materials and 1 attempts at the D1.5 FCAW 1" Plate certification.



  • Successful completion of a drug screening.
  • Certified background check.
  • Vocational screening assessment.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalency.

Welder's Kit

$225 (Optional)

Students can purchase this kit through BC3 or on their own (subject to inspection to meet minimum required standards.)

Additional Required Classes

BC3 Main Campus

Vocational Screening Assessment

Class 1: January 11 from 5-7 pm
Class 2: March 15 from 5-7 pm

  • If you complete the Vocational Screening Assessment with Class 1, you will not need to re-test for Class 2.

Employability Skills

Class 1: March 26-28 from 5-9 pm
Class 2: June 4-6 from 5-9 pm

  • If you are enrolled in Class 1 and plan to enroll in Class 2, you will take Employability Skills on June 4-6.



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