Welding and Metal Fabrication

An adult welding student in a yellow safety coat looks on as an instructor demonstrates with a tool.

Through this 500-hour adult education course, you will learn the skills necessary to enter the workforce and the advanced skills sought after by existing welders. The curriculum combines hands-on technical training, supporting classroom lessons in weld theory and online practice modules.

Units of Study

  • Shielded metal arc (stick) welding
  • Gas metal arc (MIG) welding
  • Gas tungsten arc welding (TIG)
  • Flux cored arc welding
  • Pipe welding (stick and TIG)
  • Oxy-fuel cutting and plasma cutting
  • Occupational orientation
  • Safety and health of welders
  • Drawing and welding symbol interpretation
  • Thermal cutting process
  • Manual air carbon arc cutting

Students can also test for and receive OSHA and DOT certification.


Applicants must have a high school diploma or enroll in a GED program.