Tuition Cost$7500


Georgia Trade School Welding Program Charges

Open Welding Lab Hours Price
Arc Level30 Hrs $500
Volt Level60 Hrs $900
Torch Level 120 Hrs $1500
Course DescriptionHoursPriceEquipmentTotal Cost
Structural Plate and Pipe Welding500 Hrs$7500.00$500.00$8000.00

Industrial Related: Welding

Reading (R), Math (M), and Language (L) competencies are required to enter into each program. A grade level will follow indicating a grade level. Example: R=6.0 means a minimum reading level of 6th grade is required for entry into that particular program.

Course #1Structural Plate and Pipe Welding
ProcessesShielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Course Length500 hours, 14 weeks Full time, 24 weeks Part Time
Competency levelsR=6.0, M=6.0, L=No Prerequisite
D.O.T. Code814.384-010 Welder Combination
Hands On Hours83%
The object of this course is to make the student more employable by being able to utilize Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Tungsten Arc, Gas Metal Arc, and Flux Cored Arc Welding Processes. Techniques include:
  • Vertical Up
  • Vertical Down
  • Open Butt, Grove and Fillet Welds
  • Walking the Cup
  • Pipe Positions: 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G.
  • Plate Positions: 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G.
  • Welding will be conducted on 2, 4, 6 or 8 inch pipe.
  • Plate Steel: 1/8” to ¾”
  • Thin Metal (Gauges between 22 and 11)
Lab time will also encompass training on torch cutting, fabrication techniques, tolerances, measurements, machine operation and maintenance. Students will have the opportunity at the end of their training to test in accordance with the appropriate industry codes (AWS, ASME). Upon successful completion of the course and the certification test, the student will receive a welder’s certification record reflecting the parameters for which they are qualified to weld.

Classroom Hours: 17%

The student’s classroom time will begin with a focus on welding fundamentals to include safety, equipment used for the various welding processes, and electrical principles related to welding. The student will be involved in blueprint reading, shop drawings, related math and weld symbols. Each welding process will be covered in depth using a combination of textbooks, media, and visual aids to ensure the student comprehends the instruction and requirements in the lab.
Full Time Schedule (14 Weeks) Monday thru Thursday 7 am to 2:30 pm, Friday 8 am to 2 pm Part Time Schedule (24 Weeks) Monday thru Thursday 1 pm to 6 pm or 5 pm to 10 pm

Classes are held year round and we offer rolling enrollment