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. Part of the Precision Metalworking program, our six month welding option starts with courses in machine shop math, technical communication, shop practices and blueprint reading—and all leads to an Advanced 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.
The average wage for welders is $38,000*

Students learn:

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

Length of Program and Class Schedule: 

 Advanced Certificate:  

  • Day program
    • Starts twice a year - August and January
    • Students attend classes full time for 6 months, Monday-Friday,  8 am-5 pm
  • Night program 
    • Starts only in August
    • Students attend classes part time for 15 months, Monday-Thursday, 6-10 pm.

Detailed Class Rotations

  • 6 month Advanced Certificate (Day)
  • Advanced Certificate (Night)



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:
Precision Metalworking Technology Basic Certificate (MCHN.CERT.BAS)
Precision Metalworking Technology Advanced Certificate (MCHN.CERT)
Precision Metalworking Technology Associate in Applied Science (MCHN.AAS)

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