Fast-Track Welding in Amarillo and Dumas

A High-Demand Career in Half a Year

Program start dates:

July 6th - Amarillo

August 24th - Moore County 

 

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 www.actx.edu/fin 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:
Amarillo

Dr. Kim Hays, 335-4366 kthays@actx.edu
Jimmy Bradshaw, 335-4398 jdbradshaw@actx.edu
Moore County
Danielle Arias, 379-2726 dnarias@actx.edu

Enroll Now

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

*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