Welding - Garrett College

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Welders are employed in almost every trade and work in a variety of locations including below ground, under water, on high-rise buildings, and bridges. Over 80 certifications are available based on the location of work and metal product being used in the process.

Program Goals

  • Demonstrate standard safety procedures & earn an OSHA certification, apply basic math to prepare materials, read a welding print to prepare and complete a welding project, and identify the skills required to obtain and retain employment
  • At the conclusion of Welding Two, students will be prepared to take the horizontal and vertical American Welding Society (AWS) Test
  • Students can complete the entire program or take individual classes based on prior learning and/or credentialing goals
  • Through classroom, hands-on experience in a welding shop, and independent computer-based training (CBT), students will be prepared to work in the welding industry and earn certification from the AWS

Program Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required (*Those currently enrolled in an adult education program may be eligible to enroll with program coordinator approval)
  • Attend an Orientation and Information Session – Contact for upcoming dates and times
Course Classroom Hrs AWS On-line Instruction Tuition & Fees
(GC Res)
Preparation for Welding 45 4 $675
Welding One 24.5 7 $1,225
Welding Two 63 7 $1,075
AWS Testing(One test included in fees)      
Includes text books for Preparation for Welding & Welding One and safety equipment for all courses.
171 18 $2,975

Time to Complete Program

  • Approximately 10-12 months
  • Classes are held 1-2 evenings per week
  • AWS online assignments must be completed independently and are not included in the total number of classroom instruction hours

Location of Training

Career Technology Training Center in Accident

Connect with us

Coordinator of Workforce Development, Kaitlyn Fike, 301-387-3087 or k​a​i​t​l​y​n​.​f​i​k​e​@​g​a​r​r​e​t​t​c​o​l​l​e​g​e​.​e​d​u​