Program Information

Wanna get in on the action?

You will need to:

  • Fill out a Student Application
  • Choose your preferred schedule (Full Time - Morning or Afternoon; Part Time - Night)
  • Email or Call to make deposit and lock in start date
  • Review Enrollment Agreement

What to expect after you complete the steps above

You will receive an acceptance letter in addition to an email confirming your orientation and start date.

ORIENTATION

What to bring: Yourself and something to write with.
What’s going on: You will be issued your student tool bag and a brief demonstration on each tool will be covered. We will also go over policies, procedures and rules of the lab. In addition you will watch a dynamic, enthralling and life changing safety video.

FIRST DAY

Gentle Reminder: DON’T BE LATE

What to bring: Every tool you were issued at orientation, your book, something to write with and a notebook.
What to wear: 100% Cotton Shirts, Long Pants (no frayed jeans) and steel toed boots.

Out of state students

For students who may be coming from out of state, or further than you’d like to commute in Atlanta traffic, we do not provide housing. Students typical find housing through Airbnb or Craigslist. Any information we have on local housing we will be happy to pass along if needed.

STRUCTURAL PLATE AND PIPE WELDING

  • $9,500
  • 500 Hours
  • Student Tool Bag
  • Access to Employer Network
  • Custom Up in Smoke Welding Apparel

Schedule

WE OFFER CLASSES STARTING EVERY MONTH

FULL TIME SCHEDULE (14 WEEKS)

Morning: Monday through Thursday 7 am to 2:30 pm, Friday 7 am to 12 pm

Afternoon: Monday through Thursday 11 am to 6:30 pm, Friday 12 pm – 5 pm 

PART TIME SCHEDULE (24 Weeks)

Night: Monday through Thursday 5 pm to 10 pm

Processes

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW),
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW),
Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW),
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

– Vertical Up
– Vertical Down
– Open Butt, Groove and Fillet Welds
– Pipe Positions: 2G, 5G, and 6G.
– Plate Positions: 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) 

Details…

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.

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.

Additionally students will cover resume writing, basic job searching techniques and information on career paths within the industry. We do provide job placement assistance with a 95% placement rate.

20% DISCOUNT ON ALL SERVICES
FOR VETERANS AND PUBLIC SAFETY WORKERS

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