Fast-Track Welding Program
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.
- 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.
Fast-Track Basic Welding PLUS 2 additional welding courses and Commercial Driver License. CDL course requires an additional 6 weeks.
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
Dr. Kim Hays, 335-4366 email@example.com
Jimmy Bradshaw, 335-4398 firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Arias, 379-2726 email@example.com
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