Fast-Track Welding in Amarillo and Dumas

A High-Demand Career in Half a Year

Welding is one of the most sought after skills in industry today. 

Amarillo College can put you on the fast track to a career in welding. Our new six month welding program includes courses in machine shop math, business communication, shop safety and thermal cutting—all leading to a Level I Welding Certificate.
It’s a credential that qualifies professional welders for employment in manufacturing, agriculture, construction, and a wide variety of industries that need welders, cutters, solderers and brazers.brazers.
The average wage for welders is $38,000*

American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE curriculum prepares students for Level 1-Entry Welder positions. Upon successful completion, certificate holders will be registered with AWS.  
Students learn:

  • Thermal Cutting
  • Arc Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

Length of Program and Class Schedule: 


Fast-Track Basic Certificate:  
Student attend classes full time for 6 months, Monday  - Friday,  8 am  - 5 pm. Program starts twice a year in July and January.

Detailed Class Schedule
Marketable Skills Certificate
6 month Fast-Track Welding Certificate (Amarillo)
6 month Fast-Track Welding Certificate (Moore County)


Advanced Certificate:  
Fast-Track Basic Welding PLUS 2 additional welding courses and Commercial Driver License.  CDL course requires an additional 6 weeks.  

Financial Aid: 
There are several types of financial aid that students at Amarillo College can apply for. There are also scholarships available through Amarillo College and other providers. Visit for information on financial aid and scholarships.  Call (806) 371-5311 for more information about financial aid.

Program Course Outline:
Welding Technology (WELD.CERT) 

Occupations related to this program:
Welder, Cutter, and Welder Fitter

Program Advisors:

Dr. Kim Hays, 335-4366
Jimmy Bradshaw, 335-4398
Moore County
Danielle Arias, 379-2726

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*Occupational Employment Statistics Occupational Employment
and Wages, May 2014 51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers,and
Brazers, Bureau of Labor Statistics,







*The figures quoted are median wages for the Panhandle of Texas gathered and analyzed by Economic Modeling Specialists, International, Career Coach. Find additional information at http://actx.emsicareercoach